Bay Bridge Bolts

An aerial view of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Bridge Oversight Committee To Pay Another $3 Million To Fix Problems With New Eastern Span

A committee overseeing the new Bay Bridge eastern span project is going to pay another $3 million to fix several mistakes with the span, including rust-stained paint, misaligned rods and now a new problem – malfunctioning maintenance scaffolds.

07/24/2014

Traffic flows across the new eastern span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge on the morning after the official opening of the bridge on September 3, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Caltrans Officials Claim New Bay Bridge ‘Misalignments’ Are No Cause For Concern

A Caltrans spokesman said Tuesday that non-standard weld connections that were used to hold road deck sections together on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge won’t affect the bridge’s performance during earthquakes.

02/25/2014

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

Bay Bridge Bolts

Caltrans Says Bolt Problem On New Bay Bridge Permanently Fixed

Workers have finished a permanent fix for problem bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, a Caltrans spokesman said Wednesday.

12/18/2013

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

New Bay Bridge Bolts To Take A Month Longer To Fix

State transportation officials said it will take a month longer to complete the permanent fix for the giant steel bolts that snapped on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

11/07/2013

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

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

Officials Tout Improved Views For Drivers On New Bay Bridge

In addition to being safer during earthquakes, drivers will have a better overall experience when they drive across the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge when it opens in two weeks, a bridge spokesman said Tuesday.

08/20/2013

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

Shims Installed On New Bay Bridge As Temporary Fix For Bolts

Crews installed a series of temporary steel shims under the deck of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge over the weekend. The steel plates will allow the new bridge to open to traffic on schedule.

08/19/2013

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

Workers walk on the eastern span of the newly constructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on July 12, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Caltrans Confident Bay Bridge Bolt Fix Will Be Ready Before December

Caltrans officials working on a fix for the broken bolts on the new Bay Bridge now say they are increasingly confident the bridge will re-open well before the announced date of December 10th.

07/26/2013

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