The Bay Bridge will open before midnight, hours earlier than scheduled.
The bridge has been closed since last Wednesday while construction crews finalize work on the new eastern span connecting Oakland to Yerba Buena
The bridge was scheduled to be reopened by 5 a.m. Tuesday but the work was finished faster than anticipated and it will open tonight, Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty said. He did not specify exactly what time the bridge is expected to reopen.
Dougherty made the announcement at a celebration held in Oakland this afternoon for the new span, a self-anchored suspension bridge that is replacing an old cantilever bridge that opened more than 75 years ago.