The temporary repair made to the cracked eyebar on the Bay Bridge, according to KTVU, "remains problematic and will likely require that Caltrans to shut down the entire span again sometime in the near future." And that closure? Could come before the Christmas season.

A KTVU source says that "designers have settled on adding a second eyebar over the cracked one and inserting a longer pin to hold the two together.

Yesterday, if you recall, SFist told you about a UCB engineering professor who strongly, strongly suggests shutting down the bridge right this very second. Our poll on the same subject indicates that most of you agree with him.