SAN MATEO (AP) – It cost $1 million to repair a 10-inch crack in a San Mateo Bridge beam.

And the Bay Area Toll Authority tells the San Mateo Times the price tag could climb.

The crack was discovered during a routine inspection on Oct. 13, leading to a four-day closure of a travel lane while the crack was repaired.

The California Department of Transportation and its contractor installed new steel plates. The toll authority pays for maintenance of the region’s bridges.

Toll authority executive director Steve Heminger says in a report that Caltrans doesn’t know what caused the crack and more work is possible.

(© 2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

  1. Bob says:

    Paying some contractor 1 million dollars for that is why California is financially destitute! Can the contractor. and give some qualified people some jobs and help California become the golden state once more.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
LIVE: Monday through Friday from 3am – 3pm PST

Watch & Listen LIVE