Old eastern span of Calif. Bay Bridge "can't stay together" in a quake

05/28/2013 | San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

The old eastern span of the Bay Bridge in California "was stretched beyond its limits" during a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in 1989, according to Caltrans engineers. "This old bridge is the biggest problem we've got," said Steve Heminger, executive director of the San Francisco Bay area's Metropolitan Transportation Commission. "There is no fix to it, other than moving traffic onto the new span."

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