Crack in Support Beam Prompts Closure of San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center

San Francisco's brand new $2.2 billion Transbay Transit Center was shut down Tuesday after crews discovered a crack in one of its support beams. The incident prompted street closures and swelled up an already busy evening commute.

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Heavy traffic in downtown San Francisco due to the closure of the city's new Transbay Transit Center. (Sept. 25, 2018)
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Christopher Jewett
Commuters wait for buses at the old Transbay Terminal in San Francisco after the new Transbay Terminal was shut down following the discovery of a crack in one of its support beams. (Sept. 25, 2018)
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Christopher Jewett
The closure of San Francisco's new Transbay Transit Center on Tuesday swelled up an already busy evening commute. (Sept. 25, 2018)
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Condado Lee
Streets were blocked off on Tuesday while crews investigate a crack found in one of the support beams at San Francisco's new Transbay Transit Center. (Sept. 25, 2018)
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Christopher Jewett
All buses were rerouted Tuesday following the closure of San Francisco's new Transbay Transit Center. (Sept. 25, 2018)
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Christopher Jewett
Tuesday's evening commute in San Francisco was a traffic nightmare due to the closure of the Transbay Transit Center. (Sept. 25, 2018)
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Streets were closed Tuesday near San Francisco's new Transbay Transit Center after crews found a crack on a support beam. (Sept. 25, 2018)
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Sam Brock
Power is taken offline on a Muni line next to the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco. (Sept. 25, 2018)
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