Bay Bridge - Engineering

Caltrans Told That Bay Bridge Main Support Cable May Be Threatened By LeaksThe Bay Bridge lead designer has warned Caltrans that the cable that holds up the new bridge's eastern span is vulnerable to corrosion because of rainwater leaking into its anchorages.
More Cracks Found In Rods On New Bay Bridge, Integrity Of 400 Remaining Fasteners Called Into QuestionEngineers say the rods may need to be repaired or replaced if the problem is found to be widespread.
More Problems For The Bay Bridge As Tower Rod Is FracturedCaltrans officials said the rod fractured after stewing for more than a year in water.
Bay Bridge 'Project From Hell' Develops New Problem In Foundation As Saltwater Gets InCaltrans tests indicate that saltwater from the bay may be seeping into the foundation of the eastern span’s tower.
Latest Problem For New Bay Bridge Involves $4 Million Maintenance ElevatorThe glass elevator, which transports maintenance workers to the top of the suspension tower, has been out of service since early January.
Bay Bridge Contractor Could Face Fines Of $25,000 A Day For Unfinished WorkCaltrans is threatening to fine American Bridge/Fluor daily as long as the work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is incomplete.
Senate Report Finds Caltrans Silenced Critics Of Bay Bridge ConstructionA 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.
More Problems For Eastern Span Of Bay Bridge, Off-Center Bolts Could Be Damaged In QuakeA 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.
Report: New Bay Bridge Is Rusting In Critical AreasA newspaper reported Sunday that the findings have alarmed engineering experts who say the rust could have long-term implications for the new span.
Take A Look - The Old Bay Bridge Now Has A Gap As Demolition ContinuesThe old eastern span of the Bay Bridge is coming down and here's a picture of its new, gap-tooth smile.
Caltrans Hopes Rain Will Help Them Solve Leak Issues On Bay BridgeOfficials said that despite the leaks on the Bay Bridge, the span is safe to drive across.
Storm Reveals New Bay Bridge Is LeakyThe recent rain has revealed that part of the steel structure which is supposed to be watertight is leaking.