Old Bay Bridge Pier Imploded With Hundreds Of Underwater Explosive ChargesCaltrans demolished the largest remaining pier of the old Bay Bridge's eastern span Saturday morning using nearly 600 explosive charges over a period of roughly six seconds.
Caltrans Says 99 Percent Of Anchor Rods In Bay Bridge Tower Passed Stress TestAnchor rods in the tower of the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span are not broken and 99 percent can withstand a major earthquake, Caltrans officials announced Wednesday.
Fish Species Endangered By State's Drought Complicates Bay Bridge's Old Eastern Span DemolitionA tiny threatened fish could complicate the state's plans to blow up one of the piers of the old east span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.
Caltrans Whistleblowers Were Not Retaliated Against, According To CHP InvestigationAfter an extensive investigation, the California State Transportation Agency said on Friday that two Caltrans whistleblowers claiming there were abusive practices in the construction of the new Bay Bridge were not retaliated against.
Caltrans: Steel Rods Not A Long-Term Problem On Bay Bridge; More Tests ComingCaltrans engineers said on Tuesday that they believe water found at the base of a dozen giant steel rods at the base of the new Bay Bridge tower does not pose a major long-term problem but a series of tests will still be conducted over the next several weeks.
Senate Report Finds Caltrans Silenced Critics Of Bay Bridge ConstructionA Senate report finds senior officials overseeing construction of the $6.5 billion eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge deliberately brushed off concerns about flawed work and there was a pattern of secrecy on the project.
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.
More Problems For Eastern Span Of Bay Bridge, Off-Center Bolts Could Be Damaged In QuakeA new concern has arisen with some of the bolts used on the new $6.5 billion eastern span of the Bay Bridge. There is now an alignment problem with some of the bolts that attach the main cable on the east side to the deck of the span.
New Troll Installed To Protect Drivers On New Eastern Span Of The Bay BridgeEight months after opening to traffic, a new metal troll was secretly installed last week to protect travelers on the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge.
Caltrans Hopes To Resolve Leaks On New Bay Bridge SoonCaltrans officials said Monday that they’re concerned about leaks on a short section of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge but they’re hopeful they can figure out a solution to the problem soon.
Storm Reveals New Bay Bridge Is LeakyThe recent rain has revealed that part of the steel structure which is supposed to be watertight is leaking.
Phil Matier: $270K Study To Improve Caltrans Lacks SpecificsWhen the bad bolts for the Bay Bridge’s eastern became big news, Gov. Jerry Brown commissioned a transportation group from the University of Wisconsin to study Caltrans—at the cost of $270,000—and last week, their findings were released in a report.