Bad Bolts

A sign is posted on the newly constructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on July 12, 2013 in Oakland. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Bay Bridge To Open Labor Day Weekend, Sources Tell KPIX 5

Twenty-four years after the Loma Prieta earthquake, billions of dollars later and – most recently – a bit of drama over bad bolts, multiple well-placed transportation sources told KPIX 5 on Wednesday evening that the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will indeed open on Labor Day weekend.

08/14/2013

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)

New Bay Bridge Could Open Earlier Than Expected After Feds OK Temporary Bolt Fix

The federal government is giving the California Dept. of Transportation approval to move ahead on a plan to fix bad bolts on the Bay Bridge, KPIX 5 has learned, and the solution could allow the bridge to reopen as originally planned just after the Labor Day Weekend.

08/12/2013

Workers walk on a cable of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on May 23, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Temporary Fix May Allow New Bay Bridge To Open By Labor Day After All

A bridge engineering expert told a Bay Area transportation panel Wednesday that a short-term fix could allow the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge to open on schedule by Labor Day after all.

07/10/2013

Artist's rendering of the bicycle path along the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (MTC)

Another Set Of Bad Bolts Found, Repaired On New Bay Bridge Span

Another set of problematic bolts have been discovered on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, according to transit officials.

05/29/2013

Bolts hold a steel sheath on a column of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bad Bolts May Delay Bay Bridge Opening

A state transportation official said it could take weeks or even months to find a solution for bolts that snapped on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. The comments raised concerns that the span will not be ready in time to open on Labor Day as planned.

04/10/2013

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