OAKLAND (CBS SF) — State transportation officials say a problem with bolts on the bicycle path of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge’s new eastern span has been fixed.
Bay Bridge spokesman Andrew Gordon said Wednesday all the bolts that failed have been replaced. The affected bolts were used to anchor the railing along the bike path.READ MORE: SF Fire Crews Battle 2-Alarm House Fire In Nob Hill
Crews welded them firmly in their slots rather than leaving a small amount of room to accommodate a natural expansion of the path that happens in hot weather.READ MORE: Rain Helps Wash Away Fears Of Another Devastating Wildfire For Santa Rosa Couple
As a result, many of the bolts sheared off along the 1.2-mile bike path.