Lawmakers want officials overseeing construction of the new eastern portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to disclose any incentives promised to contractors if the span opens as planned on Labor Day weekend.
A California legislator is launching another official inquiry on Monday regarding the opening the Bay Bridge’s eastern span. This time, the focus is on the bonuses received by contractors for finishing their projects on time or early.
Engineers say the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge would be able to handle a large earthquake much better than its aging counterpart which was damaged by the Loma Prieta temblor in 1989.
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.
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.
A state transportation official says a planned repair for seismic safety rods that snapped on the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge could cost between $5 million to $10 million.
Gov. Jerry Brown doesn’t appear to be losing any sleep over the cracked bolts on the unopened new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, telling reporters ‘Look, sh*t happens.”
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.