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Traffic blocked after tiny house takes tumble on Bay Bridge, because California

By Eric Brooks,

A tiny home sits on the Bay Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. Photo credit KCBS Radio Traffic

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS RADIO) – California's housing crisis is no joke.

That sentiment was put to the test on Wednesday afternoon when a tiny house took a spill off the back of a trailer on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge.

The incident happened at about 2:45 p.m., causing crews to temporarily close the left lane for about 30 minutes until the tiny house could be cleared.

Twitter users – as is the norm – had a lot of fun with the photo:

@jensen_rader: "I don’t remember this scene from Up."

@rchen: "Innovations in Bay Area housing, story at 7."

@RangerGlen: "Show me a more Bay Area story, I dare you."

@KrisAnkarlo: "The Zillow listing on this is a cool $1.7 million. Great views, easy access to freeways…but, small yard and a bit noisy."

Residual backups continued for several hours afterwards.

Update (5:35 p.m.): KCBS Radio has learned what was originally thought to be a tiny house is actually San Francisco Public Works' "Pit Stop Public Toilet," designed to look like the city's famous Painted Ladies.

The out-of-service tiny toilet was being transported to a storage area on Treasure Island when the suspension on the trailer failed, Public Works Spokesperson Rachel Gordon told KCBS Radio on Wednesday.

"I wouldn't say I laughed about it when I saw the photo you had posted on (KCBS Radio), but you walk into work sometimes (and) never know what the day is going to bring," she laughed. "I didn't wake up thinking that the Pit Stop Painted Lady was going to stop on the Bay Bridge. It did."

No one was hurt.

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