Schwarzenegger's $81 Million Delay
16 years after Loma Prieta, and the seismically unsound eastern span still hasn't been replaced. Guess if the Bay Bridge had been located in Orange County it would have been replaced with the same speed that L.A.'s freeways were rebuilt after Northridge.
You can check out that timeline here.
*just realized how old I'm getting*
Not to take anything away from Ahnold, but you have to wonder why Pete Wilson and Gray Davis did nothing about it either.
(former Cali resident, emphasis on former)