SF Bay Bridge Reopens

Test of repairs to repair clears way for commuters
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2009 2:08 PM CST
Workers worked through Sunday night and Monday morning to finalize repairs to the bridge.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge reopened to commuter traffic this morning after a successful test of repairs was conducted overnight. The bridge has been out of commission since Tuesday, when the original repair failed and crushed three cars. Workers took a while to “get the geometry” of the new repair right, a spokesman says, but they finally “got the steel into alignment.” Safety is paramount, he continues. “Clearly, we have taken our time with implementing this.”