The Salesforce Transit Center was evacuated on Tuesday after officials discovered a cracked beam in the new building.

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Transit Center To Remain Closed After Authorities Discover 2nd Cracked Beam

Jenna Lane
September 26, 2018 - 1:23 pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Inspectors have found a second cracked beam inside the Salesforce Transit Center after the discovery of damage to a steel support beam forced the evacuation and closure of the newly built landmark on Tuesday. 

Officials expect that the $2.2 billion transit hub and Fremont Street outside of the building will be closed through the end of next week, Transbay Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Mark Zabaneh said at a press conference on Wednesday. 

It's unclear what caused the damage, Zabaneh said. 

The clsoure of Fremont Street between Howard and Mission streets created slow-moving traffic during Wednesday morning's rush hour as drivers struggled with detours.

Mass transit riders also found that their buses had been rerouted. Muni and AC Transit buses that typically serve the new transit hub shifted their stops to the nearby temporary Transbay Terminal.