This week’s vote by the NFL to play Super Bowl L at the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara in 2016 – and name San Francisco as official host city – will create an interesting dynamic between SF and the South Bay.
The fix for the broken bolts includes implementing steel saddles on the span.
Some are questioning who would actually want the job with a higher crime rate and depleted force in the city.
The legendary San Francisco-based company will pay millions to put its name on the new stadium in Santa Clara.
It looks like an answer won’t be coming anytime soon as to whether or not the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will be able to open as scheduled come Labor Day. Public reaction about the use of questionable bolts on the $6 billion span has transportation officials seeking to reassure the community that safety is the top priority.
Following the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon last month, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors held a hearing this week to review security plans for the large-scale events planned over the next several months in the city.
Transportation officials are concerned about the possibility that the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge may have many more bad bolts than originally thought, KPIX 5 has learned.
East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell said he’s tired of the “whack-a-mole” approaching to trying to fix the budget.
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.
San Francisco’s Fire Department is asking the Board of Supervisors to spend another $4 million on them in overtime pay this fiscal year, even though they’ve already spent the $38 million allowed by the budget.