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Feds Now Probe Bad Bay Bridge Bolts; Opening Day In Doubt The Federal Highway Administration said Monday that it had launched a probe into why seemingly undesirable bolts were used on portions of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Supplier Persuaded Caltrans To Use Rods Which Cracked On New Bay Bridge Emails show that Caltrans was persuaded to use questionable bolts on the Bay Bridge, after a supplier pointed out that they were already in use at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
Governor Says New Bay Bridge Opening May Be Delayed Bay Bridge Official: ‘Fighting Chance’ For 2013 Opening Gov. Brown On Cracked Bay Bridge Bolts: ‘Sh*t Happens’ Commentary: Bad Bay Bridge Bolts Won’t Stop Work Toward Seismic Safety Bay Bridge Opening Likely To Remain Uncertain Because Of Bolt Concerns
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Bay Bridge Celebration – Labor Day Weekend 2013 Come celebrate the opening of The New Bay Bridge — the single largest public infrastructure project in California's history. California has completed a 20-year effort to retrofit bridges throughout the state, and the opening of The New Bay Bridge is...
Steel Tendons In New Bay Bridge Were Exposed To Salt Water Thousands of steel tendons used to strengthen the skyway portion of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge were exposed during construction to rainfall and salty bay mist.
Demolition Of Old Bay Bridge To Take Years While the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic in September, the work needed to take down the old roadway is expected to take years. Environmental restrictions mean the structure will have to be carefully taken apart in sections.
New Bay Bridge Span May Improve Oakland’s Image It’s been called the step-child of the mighty Bay Bridge: the East Bay span sees no crowds of tourists taking snapshots, but they may remember the segment that failed.