Rods

Workers overlook the base of the Bay Bridge on May 18, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

More Cracks Found In Rods On New Bay Bridge, Integrity Of 400 Remaining Fasteners Called Into Question

Engineers say the rods may need to be repaired or replaced if the problem is found to be widespread.

06/24/2015

A worker stands near rows of bolts that hold a steel sheath on a column of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$500,000 Panel Of Experts Assembled To Design Testing Plan For For Bay Bridge Bolts, Rods

12 internationally-renowned experts have been assembled at a cost of $500,000 to help design a plan for further rod testing on the Bay Bridge.

06/05/2015

Foundation of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$4 Million In Toll Money Approved To Study Flooding In Bay Bridge’s Foundation

The head of a panel overseeing the new $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is calling for an investigation of additional problems that have surfaced on the bridge.

05/12/2015

Foundation of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Bridge ‘Project From Hell’ Develops New Problem In Foundation As Saltwater Gets In

Caltrans tests indicate that saltwater from the bay may be seeping into the foundation of the eastern span’s tower.

05/06/2015

An aerial view of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Bridge Oversight Committee To Pay Another $3 Million To Fix Problems With New Eastern Span

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.

07/24/2014

Workers walk on the eastern span of the newly constructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on July 12, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Caltrans Performing Stress Tests On Bay Bridge Rods

The corrosion tests are meant to see how the rods will perform over decades and under tension.

08/02/2013

A view of the roadway on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (CBS)

Expert Says More Than 600 Bay Bridge Rods Too Hard, Vulnerable To Cracking

An expert says that more than 600 high-strength rods and bolts used to secure seismic equipment on the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are harder than the typical levels and are vulnerable to cracking.

06/01/2013