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Bay Bridge - Engineering

Old Bay Bridge Pier Imploded With Hundreds Of Underwater Explosive ChargesCaltrans demolished the largest remaining pier of the old Bay Bridge's eastern span Saturday morning using nearly 600 explosive charges over a period of roughly six seconds.
Bay Bridge Implosion On Old Eastern Span Delayed One WeekBay Bridge watchers anticipating the implosion scheduled for November 7 will have to wait another week. The so-called E3 Pier implosion is now set for Saturday, November 14.
Bay Bridge Shutting Down When Caltrans Implodes Part Of Bay BridgeDust off your binoculars. There's going to be a huge event on the bay -- and probably a huge backup, as well.
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.
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