Another Set Of Bad Bolts Found, Repaired On New Bay Bridge Span

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — State transportation officials say a problem with bolts on the bicycle path of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge’s new eastern span has been fixed.

Bay Bridge spokesman Andrew Gordon said Wednesday all the bolts that failed have been replaced. The affected bolts were used to anchor the railing along the bike path.

Crews welded them firmly in their slots rather than leaving a small amount of room to accommodate a natural expansion of the path that happens in hot weather.

As a result, many of the bolts sheared off along the 1.2-mile bike path.

Welding Problem Leads To Issues With New Bay Bridge’s Bike Path

The new problem comes to light as officials were scheduled to update the public about repairs to 32 seismic safety rods that broke after being tightened.

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