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New Bay Bridge To Open Decades After ’89 Quake

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The old and the new come together at the approach to the tunnel at Yerba Buena Island on the third day of the Bay Bridge closure in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. (AP Photo) The old and the new come together at the approach to the tunnel at Yerba Buena Island on the third day of the Bay Bridge closure in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. (AP Photo)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Transportation officials said the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge should be ready to reopen as scheduled early Tuesday as preparations to inaugurate a new eastern section of the span proceed as planned.

Caltrans spokesman Andrew Gordon said Saturday that crews are demolishing some parts of the bridge's Oakland half in 1,000-foot increments to make way for the reconfigured design, including a path for cyclists and pedestrians that will take another six months to finish.

Crews also have started repaving the toll plaza that tens of thousands of commuters pass through on the way into San Francisco each day.

The Bay Bridge has been closed since Wednesday night and is expected to reopen Tuesday morning.

CHP Officer Daniel Hill said the bridge being out of commission has worsened freeway traffic as motorists seek alternate routes.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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