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Andrew Gordon

Original East Span to be Demolished

Demolition Of Old Bay Bridge Section To Cost An Extra $12.6 Million

The cost to demolish the old cantilevered eastern section of the Bay Bridge is on the rise, but Caltrans officials say they could be able to recoup some of the cost in the end.

03/24/2014

A worker stands near rows of bolts that hold a steel sheath on a column of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Millions To Be Spent Monitoring Bolts On New Bay Bridge

The story of broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge does not appear to be over as Caltrans says further inspections may cost up to $10 million dollars—not including the price for needed repair work.

01/13/2014

The self-anchored suspension (SAS) tower of the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013 in Emeryville, California. After nearly 12 years of construction and an estimated price tag of $6.4 billion, the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic a day ahead of schedule. The bridge will be the world's tallest SAS tower once completed. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Bay Bridge Bolt Fix On Track For Fall Completion

Caltrans officials said on Monday that they are on track to install new steel saddles for all of the broken bolts that were found on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge earlier this year.

10/15/2013

Crew work to connect the new Bay Bridge eastern span lanes to the Yerba Buena/Treasure Island tunnel, August 30, 2013. (CBS)

Major Work Wrapping Up On New Bay Bridge Span, Could Open Early

Caltrans announced on Monday morning that all major work was wrapping up on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge and that an announcement on whether the bridge would open early could be made at the “chain cutting” ceremony in the afternoon.

09/02/2013

Bay Bridge Bolt

Bay Bridge May Have Many More Bad Bolts, Flawed Tower Welds

Transportation officials are concerned about the possibility that the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge may have many more bad bolts than originally thought, KPIX 5 has learned.

05/01/2013

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