New Bay Bridge
Several engineers testified Friday at a hearing in Sacramento that more safety testing should have been done before the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge opened up.
A California Senate report released Wednesday on the construction of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge raises questions about the quality of workmanship used to build the $6.3 billion span.
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.