Cracked Beam Compels San Francisco Officials to Close Brand New $2.2 Billion Transit Hub -

The Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco cost more than $2.2 billion and took about eight years to construct. Yesterday the city had to shut it down because of a cracked steel support beam.

The center will stay closed through the end of next week.

The four-story transit center, which opened to the public on August 12, serves as hub for many of the city's bus lines. Hailed the "Grand Central of the West," it's supposed to serve as many as 45 million people each year, the Associated Press...

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