Due to open on labor day, transit across the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridge may very well be postponed according to California's Governer, Jerry Brown. Providing an alternative route for traffic and coming with a significant price tag, the delay in service has not been well received.
California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday he doesn’t know if the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will open over Labor Day weekend because of safety concerns.
It’s the first time the governor acknowledged serious worries about the structural integrity of the $6.4 billion project to build a new eastern span of the bridge.
Brown spoke to reporters Monday before delivering a graduation speech for University of California, Berkeley political science students.
“I drive across that bridge, too,” Brown said.
He said the administration is reviewing construction documents going back as far as the administration of former Gov. Gray Davis.