A state legislative committee is conducting a hearing into the construction of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge after a report issued last week found that officials with the state transportation department allegedly conspired to keep problems secret.
People from as far away as New York want some of the old Bay Bridge steel now that a new plan is in the works that would allow artists to use some of the steel from the under-demolition old eastern span of the Bay Bridge.
A committee overseeing the new Bay Bridge eastern span project is going to pay another $3 million to fix several mistakes with the span, including rust-stained paint, misaligned rods and now a new problem – malfunctioning maintenance scaffolds.
Not even a year old and the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is undergoing an almost million-dollar cleaning job.
A new concern has arisen with some of the bolts used on the new $6.5 billion eastern span of the Bay Bridge. There is now an alignment problem with some of the bolts that attach the main cable on the east side to the deck of the span.
Eight months after opening to traffic, a new metal troll was secretly installed last week to protect travelers on the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge.
A ramp that connects Oakland to the bike lanes on the new Bay Bridge will be torn down after less than seven months in use.
The cost to demolish the old cantilevered eastern section of the Bay Bridge is on the rise, but Caltrans officials say they could be able to recoup some of the cost in the end.
The story of broken bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge does not appear to be over as Caltrans says further inspections may cost up to $10 million dollars—not including the price for needed repair work.
Workers have finished a permanent fix for problem bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, a Caltrans spokesman said Wednesday.