The $6.4 billion San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge in California will not open as planned on Labor Day weekend because the work to fix the broken bolts won't be completed until December, according to the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee. Repairs to the bridge's seismic stabilizers will require mounting an exterior saddle on the shear key, securing it with cables and encasing the system in concrete. Trying to open the bridge in December will be challenging because of the effect that the cold has on "paving, pouring concrete and lane striping." State Sen. Anthony Cannella, a civil engineer and a member of the Transportation and Housing Committee, said, "We should take as long as needed to make sure that bridge is safe."

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