SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Within the next two weeks, transportation officials are hoping to have a design fix for broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge ready for review. Officials said there is also plenty of money to cover the repairs.
Last week, workers discovered more than 30 broken bolts on the new eastern span. There are a total of 288 bolts, which are also known as rods, anchoring steel pieces to concrete.
Some of the bolts are inaccessible and can’t be replaced. One idea is to put a steel collar around the failed bolts, according to Randy Rentschler with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.