Suspicious package closes Bay Bridge in both directions [photos]; Update: All clear

A suspicious package reported on an on-ramp forced the closure of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge Friday afternoon.

There’s no official word yet on how long the investigation could take.

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The bridge has been reopened to traffic after about 20 minutes.


  • Tugger – not quite dead yet

    Suspicious package….. is it Weiner or Filner?

    • Guest

      Beat me to it! I was going to ask what Weiner was doing in SF.

  • RblDiver

    You know, it seems that if terrorists want to inflict economic damage (or even just emotional turmoil) in a perfectly legal way (well, except for littering violations I guess), just drop empty cardboard boxes in random spots.

  • GaryTheBrave

    I don’t think the bridge has ever been that empty, even when it was being built.

  • Maypo

    Likely some sort of miracle gas that can cure homosexuality

  • ToyZebra

    Have the Mooninites returned?