SAN FRANCISCO - Over the weekend, a lot got done to shore up defective beams holding up the Transbay Terminal, but it's only a start. On Sunday, crews brought in six massive shoring jacks and placed them squarely in the middle of Fremont Street where it underpasses the broken Transbay Terminal support beams.
The Transbay Joint Powers Authority now says the building is stabilized; meaning it won't collapse.
Mayor London Breed expressed high hopes Monday morning. "We're just hoping to get Fremont Street open sometime this week; hopefully," she said.
Fremont Street will not re-open to traffic until at least Thursday, October 12. It will take at least through this week to install install a more permanent temporary system.
"Then we can get in there and actually remove portions of it and that will confirm what. If we know what happened. Then that will be part of how you get it fixed," said Construction Manager Dennis Turchon.
Negotiating that constrictive shoring system on Fremont Street, even at urgent speed, could be several more weeks.
"It's an unfortunate set back, but I'm really confident in the engineers and the folks who are working to address this," said Mayor Breed. No one knows, when the Transit Center itself will open because a shoring system has to also be installed on the second floor to keep the park deck from collapsing.