Bay Bridge Eastern Span

Members of the media inspect the new Bay Bridge Eastern Span following the "load transfer" process (KCBS)

Caltrans, MTC Weigh Risks Of Delay In Opening Bay Bridge

Caltrans and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission officials must consider the risks in deciding whether to delay the scheduled Labor Day weekend opening of the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

05/26/2013

On of the anchor rods in question on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (Caltrans)

Phil Matier: The Politics Of Busted Bolts, Bay Bridge Safety

Caltrans said it will know within two weeks whether or not the compromised bolts on the Bay Bridge will delay the opening for the eastern span. And of course there are political considerations.

04/25/2013

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

Bechtel Engineer Says Caltrans ‘Fell On Its Face’ Over New Bay Bridge Steel

As Caltrans officials scramble to figure out just what went wrong with the anchor rods on the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span and how to repair them, they are paying close attention to an unsolicited report from a retired engineer.

04/24/2013

Construction on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (Caltrans)

Fix For Broken Bay Bridge Rods To Cost $1 Million

Fixing problems caused when nearly three dozen steel rods broke on a new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will cost about $1 million, a state transportation official said.

04/02/2013

Members of the media inspect the new Bay Bridge Eastern Span following the "load transfer" process (KCBS)

Bay Bridge Officials Hopeful About Fix For Broken Bolts

Within the next two weeks, transportation officials are hoping to have a design fix for broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge ready for review. Officials said there is also plenty of money to cover the repairs.

03/29/2013

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)

Officials Say Defective Bolts Shouldn’t Delay New Bay Bridge Opening

Transportation officials said that they’re troubled by the discovery of problems with 32 large bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, but they are confident that the problem can be fixed in time for the bridge to open on schedule over the Labor Day weekend. They also sought to reassure the public that the bridge will be safe when it opens.

03/27/2013

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Giant Bolts Snap On New Bay Bridge Eastern Span

With less than six months until the scheduled opening of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, more than two dozen giant bolts holding the $6.4 billion bridge together have reportedly snapped.

03/27/2013

Catwalks hang over a section of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Demolition Of Old Bay Bridge To Take Years

While the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open to traffic in September, the work needed to take down the old roadway is expected to take years. Environmental restrictions mean the structure will have to be carefully taken apart in sections.

03/13/2013

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

Caltrans To Make Final Concrete Pour On Bay Bridge Eastern Span

With less than six months until the opening of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, Caltrans is about to make another construction milestone.

03/08/2013

The scene of a crane collapse beneath the eastern span of the Bay Bridge. (CBS)

Crane Topples At Site Of New Bay Bridge Construction

A crane being used for work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge toppled over Thursday afternoon, a Metropolitan Transportation Commission spokesman said.

02/21/2013

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