California and San Francisco Bay Area authorities have ordered a speed up in the take down of the eastern half of the old San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge.
They want it gone now if not yesterday.
The impetus for the rush is their greatest fear -- that an earthquake may render their pretty new and sparkling replacement structure, replete with multiple defects, unusable while the old one stands unscathed. So they are insisting on quick action to remove that possibility . . . and guess who is bearing the cost of their alacrity decree.