Ill-fitting plates on roadbed are deemed only a ‘minor misalignment.’
Confirmation that Caltrans actually discovered the leaks in the steel superstructure last December.
Study describes agency’s ‘institutionalized lack of transparency’ in responding to the project’s flaws
Engineers’ critique of official bridge reports finds vulnerabilities that still need to be addressed.
Now, four lanes of traffic can move in both directions all day long.
Sign-stealing is a hallmark of local politics. But Stockton-based Restore The Delta isn’t blaming a bunch of campaign volunteers for some missing protest signs. It’s blaming the California Department of Transportation. The group opposes one of Gov. Jerry Brown’s top priorities: two massive tunnels that would divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Save Our […]
Update at 1:10 p.m: Caltrans has responded to the Sacramento Bee report: “All the Skyway tendons are stressed, properly grouted, and performing as designed and will do so for the next 150 years.” Update at 10:15 a.m: Governor Jerry Brown said that he takes safety concerns about the Bay Bridge “very seriously, and that thing’s […]
by Jason Dearen, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The new $6.3 billion eastern portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge still “has a fighting chance” to open this year, despite concerns over structural issues, officials overseeing its construction said Tuesday. Citing myriad problems that have dogged the span’s construction, state lawmakers grilled the officials […]
California Transportation Department officials are facing inquiries from both state and federal officials about the new Bay Bridge span, The Associated Press reports. Caltrans managers will answer questions from the state Legislature at a hearing Tuesday in Sacramento. And the Federal Highway Administration announced on Monday it will investigate the way the state has handled […]
The San Francisco Chronicle’s Jaxon Van Derbeken reported over the weekend that the iconic tower of the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span is secured by 424 galvanized steel rods that may be at risk of cracking. Unlike the almost 1,900 other problematic steel rods embedded in the span, Caltrans cannot easily inspect or replace those […]