Bay Bridge – Engineering
Latest SF Bay Area Bay Bridge – Engineering
A new concern has arisen with some of the bolts used on the new $6.5 billion eastern span of the Bay Bridge. There is now an alignment problem with some of the bolts that attach the main cable on the east side to the deck of the span.
A newspaper reported Sunday that the findings have alarmed engineering experts who say the rust could have long-term implications for the new span.
The old eastern span of the Bay Bridge is coming down and here’s a picture of its new, gap-tooth smile.
Officials said that despite the leaks on the Bay Bridge, the span is safe to drive across.
The recent rain has revealed that part of the steel structure which is supposed to be watertight is leaking.