Six large jacks hold up the weight of the bus deck at the Salesforce Transit Center on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The jacks sit atop four steel girders and a wooden mat that will be a part of a shoring system that will be installed so that weight will be completely taken off two cracked steel girders that sit above the bus deck. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Transit Center to remain closed through end of week

The Salesforce Transit Center, shut down since last week after cracks were discovered in steel beams holding up the bus deck, will remain closed at least through the end of the week, officials said today.

Work crews have brought in six large jacks to support the bus deck and are bringing in more materials to shore up the structure and relieve pressure on the beams, according to Transbay Joint Power Authority Executive Director Mark Zabaneh.

Once the shoring is complete, officials will then take samples and test them to try to determine the cause of the cracks.

The $2.2 billion transit center, which just opened in August, was shut down last Tuesday after workers discovered a crack in a steel beam. During further inspections the next day, a second cracked beam was discovered.

Both cracks run along the bottom of the beams, which were made by the Stockton-based Herrick Corp.

The closure of Fremont Street between Mission and Howard streets due to the problem has caused ongoing traffic delays.

Officials have said they plan to provide an additional update with more information on how long the closure will last Tuesday morning at City Hall

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