Special bonus post and poll!
The Federal Highway Administration has given the OK to proceed with the “shim” solution and open the bridge to the public after the Labor Day holiday. The bridge oversight committee met this morning in Oakland and decided to proceed.
Barring any further problems surfacing, the bridge will open–probably without most of the previously-planned celebrations–on September 3.
Please consider the history of the Bay Bridge Bolt Botch (click the “BBBB” link at the bottom of this post for our earlier discussions of the topic) and then take the poll below. If you don’t live in the Bay Area, please take the poll anyway. I value the semi-independent viewpoint you’ll bring.