New Bay Bridge
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.
Caltrans seems to think the Bay Bridge isn’t spectacular enough, and the new eastern span is already getting a makeover as crews are installing thousands of lights to illuminate the span.
State transportation officials said it will take a month longer to complete the permanent fix for the giant steel bolts that snapped on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
The trees are being placed on the bridge approach on the Oakland side, between the eastbound and westbound lanes, just west of the toll plaza.
Caltrans officials said on Monday that they are on track to install new steel saddles for all of the broken bolts that were found on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge earlier this year.
Metropolitan Transportation Commission Executive Director Steve Heminger said Wednesday that traffic on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge continues to be slow but he expects it to be faster in the long run.
Bay Area transportation officials Wednesday briefly discussed the existence of a good-luck troll on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge but were reluctant to provide many details about it.
Witness more than 42,000 hours of construction in just 4 minutes with the official time-lapse movie of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, courtesy of EarthCam.
Bicycling advocates have been dreaming of extending the bike and pedestrian path on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge to the western span. Next month that dream could inch slightly forward to reality.