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Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

Caltrans Whistleblowers Were Not Retaliated Against, According To CHP Investigation

After 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.

10/03/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

Caltrans: Steel Rods Not A Long-Term Problem On Bay Bridge; More Tests Coming

Caltrans 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.

09/30/2014

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)

Senate Report Finds Caltrans Silenced Critics Of Bay Bridge Construction

A 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.

07/31/2014

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

A worker drills into concrete on the underside of the Bay Bridge on May 23, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More Problems For Eastern Span Of Bay Bridge, Off-Center Bolts Could Be Damaged In Quake

A 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.

05/15/2014

Michael Bondi Metal Design in Richmond crafted a new troll for the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge. (CBS)

New Troll Installed To Protect Drivers On New Eastern Span Of The Bay Bridge

Eight 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.

05/13/2014

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)

Caltrans Hopes To Resolve Leaks On New Bay Bridge Soon

Caltrans 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.

02/10/2014

Bay Bridge Opens

Storm Reveals New Bay Bridge Is Leaky

The recent rain has revealed that part of the steel structure which is supposed to be watertight is leaking.

02/09/2014

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)

Phil Matier: $270K Study To Improve Caltrans Lacks Specifics

When 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.

02/03/2014

Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

State Senate Holds Hearing Over Bay Bridge Construction Flaws

Several engineers testified Friday at a hearing in Sacramento that more safety testing should have been done before the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge opened up.

01/24/2014

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