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Bay Bridge Officially Re-Opens After Years Of Repairs

California Senator Mark DeSaulnier Calls For Criminal Investigation Of Bay Bridge’s Flawed Construction

State Senator Mark DeSaulnier thinks the construction of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge was a fiasco. A recent investigation could result in criminal charges based on what he and many others consider substandard work.

07/28/2014

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

World's Largest LED Light Sculpture Lights Up The Bay Bridge

List: The New Bay Bridge’s Biggest Problems

From emergency repairs, to questionable construction, the Bay Bridge has had plenty of problems on both spans recently. Here’s a list of some highlights in our coverage.

04/14/2014

An aerial view of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Caltrans Hopes Rain Will Help Them Solve Leak Issues On Bay Bridge

Officials said that despite the leaks on the Bay Bridge, the span is safe to drive across.

02/26/2014

Paving being done on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge on August 30, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Bay Bridge Contractor Receives Millions In Bonuses

The nearly $49 million in bonuses include $20 million paid by the state to American Bridge/Fluor Enterprises for completing the job on time.

02/19/2014

Carquinez Bridge

Phil Matier: Carquinez Bolt Problems Foreshadowed Bay Bridge Mess

Caltrans is already facing tough questions raised in the wake of a highly critical report and a state senate committee hearing on engineers’ alerting agency managers about cracked welds on the Bay Bridge’s eastern span.

01/27/2014

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)

Caltrans Performing Stress Tests On Bay Bridge Rods

The corrosion tests are meant to see how the rods will perform over decades and under tension.

08/02/2013

A view of the roadway on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (CBS)

Announcement Of Opening Day For New Bay Bridge Span Looms

Next Wednesday, July 10, is the day local transportation officials have said they would announce if the new Bay Bridge will open as planned this Labor Day weekend.

07/05/2013

Artist's rendering of the bicycle path along the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (MTC)

Another Set Of Bad Bolts Found, Repaired On New Bay Bridge Span

Another set of problematic bolts have been discovered on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, according to transit officials.

05/29/2013

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