Sad news for anyone hoping to watch this Saturday's planned implosion of part of the eastern span of the old Bay Bridge (and especially these people who paid $90 per person for an on-boat viewing party), as Caltrans announced this morning that the implosion has been delayed one week, until Saturday, November 14th.

No specific time was given for when we can expect the 600 explosives to detonate, causing Pier E3 to collapse in on itself, but it would be reasonable to assume they'll once again shoot for the 9:00 a.m. time slot.

As to the cause of the rescheduling? It seems that "thorough inspections found certain project materials were unsatisfactory." This may not be the last time the implosion is rescheduled, as Caltrans notes that "[detection] of a marine mammal will halt operations."

When Caltrans does decide to blow the thing, expect a temporary closure of the new Bay Bridge as well as BART delays, as trains will be held outside of the Transbay Tube for safety reasons.

Lastly, if you're so inclined, Caltrans has created a hashtag (#E3Implosion) for the implosion so you can follow the entire thing on Twitter.

Previously: New Bay Bridge Briefly Closing To Allow The Old One To Be Detonated
Old Bay Bridge Span To Be Detonated November 7th