Another set of problematic bolts have been discovered on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, according to transit officials.
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.
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.
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.
An internationally-known expert who serves as a Caltrans adviser says the agency needs to examine hundreds of at-risk rods on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge and replace any that are hard enough to be vulnerable to cracking.
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.
Newly revealed documents show state transportation officials expressed concern about the integrity of some steel components for the span more than four years ago.
A state transportation official said it could take weeks or even months to find a solution for bolts that snapped on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. The comments raised concerns that the span will not be ready in time to open on Labor Day as planned.