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Defective Bolts

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

$5 Million Bay Bridge Celebration On Hold, May Be Canceled

Now that the opening of the new Bay Bridge has been delayed for several months, a $5.6 million celebration planned in honor of the span is also in limbo, and it may not happen at all.

07/10/2013

Workers walk on a cable of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on May 23, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Bay Bridge Opening Postponed Until December Because Of Bad Bolts

The eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will not open as scheduled on Labor Day as it will take contractors until at least December to repair cracks in the bridge’s seismic safety bolts.

07/08/2013

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

On of the anchor rods in question on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (Caltrans)

Phil Matier: The Politics Of Busted Bolts, Bay Bridge Safety

Caltrans said it will know within two weeks whether or not the compromised bolts on the Bay Bridge will delay the opening for the eastern span. And of course there are political considerations.

04/25/2013

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

Members of the media inspect the new Bay Bridge Eastern Span following the "load transfer" process (KCBS)

Bay Bridge Officials Hopeful About Fix For Broken Bolts

Within the next two weeks, transportation officials are hoping to have a design fix for broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge ready for review. Officials said there is also plenty of money to cover the repairs.

03/29/2013

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)

Officials Say Defective Bolts Shouldn’t Delay New Bay Bridge Opening

Transportation officials said that they’re troubled by the discovery of problems with 32 large bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, but they are confident that the problem can be fixed in time for the bridge to open on schedule over the Labor Day weekend. They also sought to reassure the public that the bridge will be safe when it opens.

03/27/2013

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