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On the Coast: A Bridge to Economic Survival

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The Bay Bridge in August 2010.
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The Bay Bridge in August 2010.

Vacationers en route to the beach hate the multi-mile backups on the Bay Bridge. But businesses on the coast have a very different take on those huge traffic jams. Some say they can determine how busy the weekend will be based on the length of the backups. Coastal reporter Bryan Russo talks with Rebecca Sheir about how traffic jams on the Bay Bridge are not only a a welcome sight, but an absolute necessity for people who depend on tourist dollars.

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