Bay Bridge 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.


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.


One of the defective bolts on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (CBS)

Bay Bridge Opening Likely To Remain Uncertain Because Of Bolt Concerns

It looks like an answer won’t be coming anytime soon as to whether or not the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will be able to open as scheduled come Labor Day. Public reaction about the use of questionable bolts on the $6 billion span has transportation officials seeking to reassure the community that safety is the top priority.