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Federal, State Officials Investigate Caltrans’ Handling of San Francisco Bay Bridge

May 14, 2013 | 9:39 am

Federal, State Officials Investigate Caltrans’ Handling of San Francisco Bay Bridge

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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 […]

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New Bay Bridge Span May Contain More Vulnerable Steel Parts

April 29, 2013 | 8:39 am

New Bay Bridge Span May Contain More Vulnerable Steel Parts

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By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has more than 1,200 bolts made from galvanized steel that is virtually identical to a high-strength alloy that a nationwide group of transportation officials banned for use on bridges because the bolts can crack, the San Francisco Chronicle […]

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Rainwater Might Have Damaged Flawed Bay Bridge Bolts

April 10, 2013 | 12:12 pm

Rainwater Might Have Damaged Flawed Bay Bridge Bolts

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The bolts snap, the plot thickens. California Transportation Department officials at a meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission on Wednesday said that faulty bolts being used in the construction of a new span of the Bay Bridge might have been damaged by rainwater, reports KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm. They also said they can’t promise the bridge […]

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(Document) More Bay Bridge Parts to be Examined

April 3, 2013 | 2:30 pm

(Document) More Bay Bridge Parts to be Examined

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How much of the new Bay Bridge span is faulty? Eager to get an answer to that question, investigators will scrutinize every single part supplied by Dyson Corp, Bay Bridge spokesman Andrew Gordon told KQED’s Tara Siler. The Ohio company made threaded rods (also called bolts) that snapped when tightened last month, and also supplied […]

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