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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

Bay Bridge Bolts

Bridge Expert Urges Caltrans To Replace Defective Bolts

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.

05/21/2013

Bay Bridge Construction

Governor Says New Bay Bridge Opening May Be Delayed

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.

05/20/2013

Bay Bridge Bolt

Bay Bridge Official: ‘Fighting Chance’ For 2013 Opening

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.

05/14/2013

Bay Bridge Bolt

Feds Now Probe Bad Bay Bridge Bolts; Opening Day In Doubt

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.

05/13/2013

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)

Caltrans Engineers Concerned About Bay Bridge Bolts Years Before Failure

Newly revealed documents show state transportation officials expressed concern about the integrity of some steel components for the span more than four years ago.

04/17/2013

Bolts hold a steel sheath on a column of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bad Bolts May Delay Bay Bridge Opening

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.

04/10/2013

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

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