A state assemblyman has called for funding to replace the haggard Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, where chunks of concrete fell from the upper deck for the second time in two months on Friday.

“Enough with the Band-Aids — let’s have a bridge that will last for generations,” said Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, who was sitting in traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge on Friday afternoon. He had gone to lunch with his parents in Walnut Creek, then taken a circuitous route back to Marin to avoid the troubled span.

“Enough with the Band-Aids — let’s have a bridge that will last for generations,” said Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, who was sitting in traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge on Friday afternoon. He had gone to lunch with his parents in Walnut Creek, then taken a circuitous route back to Marin to avoid the troubled span.

The latest mishap occurred shortly after 1 p.m., when a motorist called the California Highway Patrol to report football-sized pieces of debris on the lower deck. CHP officers shut down two eastbound traffic lanes for about two hours, causing backups along Interstate 580 and Highway 37. No injuries were reported.

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