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Bay Bridge links past, future

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SAN FRANCISCO — There was little but the gleaming white and newly built $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to the public as vehicles began crossing it after more than a decade of construction delays.

Part old and part new, part permanent and part temporary, the hybridized bridge opened late Monday night in time for this morning’s commute. The opening followed a five-day closure for the entire bridge.

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