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Foundation of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Bridge ‘Project From Hell’ Develops New Problem In Foundation As Saltwater Gets In

Caltrans tests indicate that saltwater from the bay may be seeping into the foundation of the eastern span’s tower.

05/06/2015

The self-anchored suspension tower of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Latest Problem For New Bay Bridge Involves $4 Million Maintenance Elevator

The glass elevator, which transports maintenance workers to the top of the suspension tower, has been out of service since early January.

02/04/2015

Workers drill into concrete on the underside of the newly constructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on May 23, 2013 in Oakland, California. Bridge workers began installing large steel saddles over two seismic safety devices on the new East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to fix a problem with broken bolts on two shear keys. The bridge has been under construction since 2002 with an estimated price tag of $6.3 billion and will have the world's tallest Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) tower once completed. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Bridge Contractor Could Face Fines Of $25,000 A Day For Unfinished Work

Caltrans is threatening to fine American Bridge/Fluor daily as long as the work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is incomplete.

12/31/2014

Workers walk on the eastern span of the newly constructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on July 12, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Senate Report Finds Caltrans Silenced Critics Of Bay Bridge Construction

A Senate report finds senior officials overseeing construction of the $6.5 billion eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge deliberately brushed off concerns about flawed work and there was a pattern of secrecy on the project.

07/31/2014

A worker drills into concrete on the underside of the Bay Bridge on May 23, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More Problems For Eastern Span Of Bay Bridge, Off-Center Bolts Could Be Damaged In Quake

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.

05/15/2014