Authorities in Marin County and on the Richmond side of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge are reporting massive traffic jams and drivers leaving their cars after falling concrete from the upper to lower deck prompted closure of the bridge in both directions.
One lane of the bridge was reopened in both directions at 2:40 p.m. and engineers were hoping to have the entire span reopened in time for the evening commute.
Residents reported heavy traffic on neighboring surface streets as commuters sought out alternative routes.
What infrastructure problem?
How much to build that wall again?
They closed it just after I made it across this morning. I’m not saying I felt anything was wrong but I’m always nervous on bridges.
Do you have to pay the toll if you get hit?
They need a MIB crew to obliviate memories of these episodes, like they have for the Bay Bridge.
Another reminder of how dependent we are on certain roadways in the bay area. If one fails so do others. I have never seen so much traffic and hope to never again.
I commuted over that bridge every day five years ago, and enjoyed the views, but was told that it was literally ‘falling apart’ back then.