California Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday he doesn’t know if the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will open over Labor Day weekend because of safety concerns.
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.
The Federal Highway Administration said Monday that it had launched a probe into why seemingly undesirable bolts were used on portions of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
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.
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.
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.
East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell said he’s tired of the “whack-a-mole” approaching to trying to fix the budget.
An investigation has found apparent conflicts of interest involving some of the experts asked to conduct a technical review of the tower foundation for the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
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.
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.