For the second time in two months, crews are scrambling to install an emergency eyebar repair on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The original fix made over Labor Day weekend consisted of a steel saddle brace wrapping around a broken beam of the steel truss. That brace snapped during the windy Oct. 27 evening commute, dropping a 5,000-lb crossbeam and steel connectors into traffic and closing the bridge down indefinitely. Photo: Caltrans Photo: Caltrans Related Links: Unexpected Bay Bridge Crack Slightly Delays Reopening As of Oct. 28, crews with North Highlands, Calif.-based MCM Construction Inc. were dealing with high wind
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