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Second crack found in San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center, closure extended

Staff Writer |
Hydraulic jacks and newly fabricated steel beams arrived Sunday morning at San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center, where they’ll be used to shore up the spot over Fremont Street where cracks were discovered in two girders last week.

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Both the $2.2 billion transit center, which opened just six weeks ago, and Fremont Street between Howard and Mission streets, will remain closed Monday — and likely for the rest of the week — as crews install bracing on the damaged building and test the damaged steel support beams, SF Chronicle reported.

Mark Zabaneh, director of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, which built and operates the three-block-long transit center, said that by 11 a.m., four large hydraulic jacks had arrived at Fremont Street along with several steel beams just fabricated in the Central Valley.

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