List: The New Bay Bridge's Biggest Problems From emergency repairs, to questionable construction, the Bay Bridge has had plenty of problems on both spans recently. Here's a list of some highlights in our coverage.
Caltrans Hopes Rain Will Help Them Solve Leak Issues On Bay BridgeOfficials said that despite the leaks on the Bay Bridge, the span is safe to drive across.
Phil Matier: Bay Bridge Contractor Receives Millions In BonusesThe nearly $49 million in bonuses include $20 million paid by the state to American Bridge/Fluor Enterprises for completing the job on time.
Phil Matier: Carquinez Bolt Problems Foreshadowed Bay Bridge MessCaltrans is already facing tough questions raised in the wake of a highly critical report and a state senate committee hearing on engineers' alerting agency managers about cracked welds on the Bay Bridge’s eastern span.
Caltrans Performing Stress Tests On Bay Bridge RodsThe corrosion tests are meant to see how the rods will perform over decades and under tension.
Announcement Of Opening Day For New Bay Bridge Span LoomsNext Wednesday, July 10, is the day local transportation officials have said they would announce if the new Bay Bridge will open as planned this Labor Day weekend.
Another Set Of Bad Bolts Found, Repaired On New Bay Bridge SpanAnother set of problematic bolts have been discovered on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, according to transit officials.
Busted Bay Bridge Bolts Manufacturer Denies BlameThe Ohio company that supplied the bolts that cracked on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge said the parts supplied to Caltrans met industry specifications when they were delivered.
Caltrans Prepares For Massive Repair Job On Cracked Seismic BoltsCaltrans is preparing to test the integrity of seismic sheer bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge as crews prepare for a massive repair job where dozens of those bolts have already cracked, officials said Friday.
Supplier Persuaded Caltrans To Use Rods Which Cracked On New Bay BridgeEmails show that Caltrans was persuaded to use questionable bolts on the Bay Bridge, after a supplier pointed out that they were already in use at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
Bridge Expert Urges Caltrans To Replace Defective BoltsAn internationally-known expert who serves as a Caltrans adviser says the agency needs to examine hundreds of at-risk rods on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge and replace any that are hard enough to be vulnerable to cracking.