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what was that bang that stopped traffic on the bay bridge? – the mercury news

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what was that bang that stopped traffic on the bay bridge? – the mercury news

stay up to date on east bay news by downloading our mobile app for free. get it from the apple app store or the google play store.oakland — traffic on the bay bridge reopened about 10 a.m. saturday after a temporary closure to prevent drivers from being distracted by the noise of a pier being demolished on the east span of the old bay bridge.the california highway patrol announced the demolition was carried out as planned, allowing the state to reopen bridge traffic in both directions on interstate 80 between oakland and san francisco.caltrans used explosives under water to cause of series of implosions to demolish pier e6 between treasure island and oakland.this was the second of six weekends this fall that one or more old piers is to demolished on the old bay bridge.“we appreciate the patient of motorists during each brief implosion event as the california highway patrol will assist us with a 20-minute traffic pause before each implosion event to help avoid nearby noise distraction to drivers,” said dan mcelhinney, caltrans’ chief deputy director dir ector.caltrans plans the demolitions during slack tide to minimize the risk of causing environmental harm.