Friday Must Reads: Bay Bridge Contractor to Get Big Bonus if Span Opens on Time; Alameda County Median Home Price Tops $500,000

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Stories you shouldn’t miss:

1. American Bridge/Fluor Enterprises, the contractor building the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, stands to receive a $20 million bonus if the bridge opens on time on Labor Day, the CoCo Times reports. The huge incentive is worrying some lawmakers who question whether it will drive a rush to completion. The bridge has been plagued with construction defects, including broken bolts and bad welds.