Caltrans says it won’t finish up repairing a cracked beam on the San Mateo Bridge until later today, slowing down traffic again. From the Merc:

(Caltrans spokesman) Haus said traffic had been worse than usual on the span Thursday, though the bigger problems have been on the nearby Bay and Dumbarton bridges, which Caltrans is advising drivers to use until the lane is reopened.

The lane closure, though, didn’t cause any disastrous traffic jams around the Bay Area, said Officer Eric Anderson of the California Highway Patrol Transportation Management Center.

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Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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