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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

Bay Bridge Bolts

Busted Bay Bridge Bolts Manufacturer Denies Blame

The Ohio company that supplied the bolts that cracked on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge said the parts supplied to Caltrans met industry specifications when they were delivered.

05/24/2013

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

Caltrans Prepares For Massive Repair Job On Cracked Seismic Bolts

Caltrans is preparing to test the integrity of seismic sheer bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge as crews prepare for a massive repair job where dozens of those bolts have already cracked, officials said Friday.

05/23/2013

Bay Bridge Bolt

Supplier Persuaded Caltrans To Use Rods Which Cracked On New Bay Bridge

Emails show that Caltrans was persuaded to use questionable bolts on the Bay Bridge, after a supplier pointed out that they were already in use at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

05/22/2013

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