SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Caltrans said it will know within two weeks whether or not the compromised bolts on the Bay Bridge will delay the opening for the eastern span. And of course there are political considerations.
The plan is to have the fix for the 32 bolts that snapped decided on May 8. That is something that they think they can fix before the opening on Labor Day. While it’s important to note that these bolts only stabilize the bridge during an earthquake – they don’t bear any load – no one likes the idea of busted bolts.