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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