Bay Bridge Oversight Committee To Pay Another $3 Million To Fix Problems With New Eastern SpanA 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.
Caltrans Officials Claim New Bay Bridge 'Misalignments' Are No Cause For ConcernA 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.
Millions To Be Spent Monitoring Bolts On New Bay BridgeThe 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.
Caltrans Says Bolt Problem On New Bay Bridge Permanently FixedWorkers have finished a permanent fix for problem bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, a Caltrans spokesman said Wednesday.
New Bay Bridge Bolts To Take A Month Longer To FixState 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.
New Bay Bridge Bolt Fix On Track For Fall CompletionCaltrans 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.
Officials Tout Improved Views For Drivers On New Bay BridgeIn 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.
Shims Installed On New Bay Bridge As Temporary Fix For BoltsCrews 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.
New Bay Bridge To Open Labor Day Weekend, Sources Tell KPIX 5Twenty-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.
Caltrans Confident Bay Bridge Bolt Fix Will Be Ready Before DecemberCaltrans 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.
$5 Million Bay Bridge Celebration On Hold, May Be CanceledNow that the opening of the new Bay Bridge has been delayed for several months, a $5.6 million celebration planned in honor of the span is also in limbo, and it may not happen at all.
New Bay Bridge Opening Postponed Until December Because Of Bad BoltsThe 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.