Bay Bridge Bolts

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

The completed skyway of the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (Caltrans)

Safety Rods In New Bay Bridge Tower May Also Be Defective

More than 400 seismic safety rods that may be vulnerable to cracking or breaking are embedded in the base of the new Bay Bridge and may be difficult to inspect, remove or replace.

05/12/2013

Engineer Brian Maroney explaining fix for bay bridge. (CBS)

Bridge Officials Say Bolt Fix Could Cost $5M To $10M

A state transportation official says a planned repair for seismic safety rods that snapped on the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge could cost between $5 million to $10 million.

05/08/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland on July 9, 2012 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown On Cracked Bay Bridge Bolts: ‘Sh*t Happens’

Gov. Jerry Brown doesn’t appear to be losing any sleep over the cracked bolts on the unopened new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, telling reporters ‘Look, sh*t happens.”

05/07/2013

The completed skyway of the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (Caltrans)

Commentary: Bad Bay Bridge Bolts Won’t Stop Work Toward Seismic Safety

The recent discovery of broken bolts on the new east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has understandably shaken public confidence in this world-class structure. Californians will get a fix they can depend on.

05/07/2013

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.

05/06/2013

Bay Bridge Bolt

Bay Bridge May Have Many More Bad Bolts, Flawed Tower Welds

Transportation officials are concerned about the possibility that the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge may have many more bad bolts than originally thought, KPIX 5 has learned.

05/01/2013

Bay Bridge Bolt

Report Claims New Bay Bridge Bolts Contain Banned Alloy

In its Sunday edition the Chronicle reports that the failed bolts were among 96 supplied in 2008 by Ohio-based Dyson Corp. — the same firm that delivered the batch of 192 bolts two years later.

04/28/2013

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

Decision On Bay Bridge Opening Date Due Soon, Amid More Bolt Doubts

Authorities overseeing construction of the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span said they still don’t know whether the bolt problem will force a delay in plans to open the new span in early September. “Give us two weeks to give you an answer,” MTC Executive Director Steve Heminger said.

04/24/2013

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)

Caltrans Engineers Concerned About Bay Bridge Bolts Years Before Failure

Newly revealed documents show state transportation officials expressed concern about the integrity of some steel components for the span more than four years ago.

04/17/2013

more

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 56,804 other followers