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Bay Bridge Bolts

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)

New Bay Bridge Opening Postponed Until December Because Of Bad Bolts

The eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will not open as scheduled on Labor Day as it will take contractors until at least December to repair cracks in the bridge’s seismic safety bolts.

07/08/2013

Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike

KCBS In Depth: BART Strike, Transit and The Bay Bridge

Steve Hemminger, executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, on the BART strike, the Bay Bridge bolt fix and where alternative transit solutions stand in the Bay Area.

07/01/2013

A view of the roadway on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (CBS)

Lawmakers Demand To Know Incentives For Bay Bridge Contractors

Lawmakers want officials overseeing construction of the new eastern portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to disclose any incentives promised to contractors if the span opens as planned on Labor Day weekend.

06/12/2013

A view of the roadway on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (CBS)

MTC Chief Says Bay Bridge Labor Day Opening To Be Decided By July

Transportation officials said they will decide by July 10th if the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open as scheduled on Labor Day weekend.

05/29/2013

Bay Bridge Bolts

Busted Bay Bridge Bolts Manufacturer Denies Blame

The Ohio company that supplied the bolts that cracked on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge said the parts supplied to Caltrans met industry specifications when they were delivered.

05/24/2013

Bay Bridge Bolt

Phil Matier: Repair Work Begins On Bay Bridge Bolts

The fix for the broken bolts includes implementing steel saddles on the span.

05/23/2013

A view of the roadway on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (CBS)

Caltrans Prepares For Massive Repair Job On Cracked Seismic Bolts

Caltrans is preparing to test the integrity of seismic sheer bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge as crews prepare for a massive repair job where dozens of those bolts have already cracked, officials said Friday.

05/23/2013

Bay Bridge Bolt

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.

05/22/2013

Bay Bridge Bolts

Bridge Expert Urges Caltrans To Replace Defective Bolts

An internationally-known expert who serves as a Caltrans adviser says the agency needs to examine hundreds of at-risk rods on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge and replace any that are hard enough to be vulnerable to cracking.

05/21/2013

Bay Bridge Bolt

Bay Bridge Official: ‘Fighting Chance’ For 2013 Opening

The new $6.3 billion eastern portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge still “has a fighting chance” to open this year, despite concerns over structural issues, officials overseeing its construction said Tuesday.

05/14/2013

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