Concrete Falls from Upper Deck of Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

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The Richmond-San Rafael bridge is barely visible through hazy smoke-filled air June 25, 2008 in San Rafael, California. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge was closed in both directions on Thursday after repeated incidents of concrete falling from the upper deck onto the lower deck. No injuries were reported and Caltrans officials said the falling concrete was caused by normal shaking that results from everyday use. We'll discuss what this all means for public safety and traffic, as well as the current state of the Bay Area's infrastructure.


Michael Cabanatuan, staff writer, San Francisco Chronicle

Randy Rentschler, director of legislation and public affairs, Metroplitan Transportation Commission

Ken Brown, chief of structures maintenance and investigations for toll bridges, Caltrans