Courtesy image

Crews begin work to shore up cracked Salesforce Transit Center beams

Crews working through the night at the Salesforce Transit Center have started removing ceiling panels, light fixtures, and relocating Muni overhead wires to prepare for the installation of reinforcements to shore up two cracked steel beams discovered this week, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority announced Thursday.

No additional fissures were found.

The agency said the shoring system is currently being designed and materials are being acquired. Work could begin as early as this weekend, they said.

“Safety remains our top priority,” TJPA Executive Director Mark Zabaneh said in a written statement. “We are working expeditiously to address these repairs so that we can reopen Fremont Street and the transit center, but our work will be thorough and rigorous.”

A cracked steel beam was first discovered on Tuesday, prompting the closure of the $2.2 billion transit center “out of an abundance of caution,” TJPA officials said. A second fissure was discovered on Wednesday after additional inspections. Both cracked beams are located above Fremont Street, which has been blocked off between Mission and Howard streets since Tuesday afternoon.

The transit center has remained closed and bus operations have been relocated to the Temporary Transbay Terminal at Howard and Main Streets, which served as the replacement terminal for eight years during the construction of the new transit center.

Just Posted

Thirty years after Loma Prieta, is San Francisco ready for the next ‘big one?’

Bay Area residents breathed a sigh of relief this week after a… Continue reading

With Loftus set to take office, poll shows voters disapprove of last-minute DA appointment

Mayor London Breed made an unpopular decision when she named candidate Suzy… Continue reading

‘My brother in Baltimore’: Pelosi reacts to death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings

U.S. House Speaker and Baltimore native Nancy Pelosi mourned the death of… Continue reading

Proposals for sculpture to honor Maya Angelou meet with rejection

The search for an artist to create a monument to poet and… Continue reading

Market Street is only the beginning of drive to clear city streets of cars

Car-free streets won’t stop at Market. At least, that’s the intent of… Continue reading

Most Read