Road flares left by maintenance crews are the likely cause of two fires in an expansion joint on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, a Caltrans spokeswoman said Wednesday.
The new Presidio Parkway in San Francisco reopened moments after 9 p.m. Sunday night, nearly eight hours ahead of schedule.
A maintenance contract approved Wednesday should keep the popular Bay Lights art installation on the western span of the Bay Bridge twinkling well into the next decade.
More Cracks Found In Rods On New Bay Bridge, Integrity Of 400 Remaining Fasteners Called Into Question
Engineers say the rods may need to be repaired or replaced if the problem is found to be widespread.
Anchor rods in the tower of the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span are not broken and 99 percent can withstand a major earthquake, Caltrans officials announced Wednesday.
The California Highway Patrol arrested two people Wednesday who were allegedly caught in the act of stealing copper wire from along the Bay Bridge bike path.
Getting across the bay is taking a lot longer this Memorial Day holiday weekend because of the San Mateo Bridge closure.
Caltrans officials said the rod fractured after stewing for more than a year in water.
The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge will close this weekend for the second time this month as Caltrans crews continue to resurface and treat the deck structure, as well as perform maintenance repairs.
Caltrans is tearing out some of the pricey palm trees lining the entrance to the Eastern span of the Bay Bridge after just one year.