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Bay Bridge bolt problem keeps soaking up money  Eastern Span: Caltrans will be spending a whopping $10 million this year to keep an eye on those questionable bolts holding together the new $6.4 billion eastern span Bike path flaws add millions to Bay Bridge bill  Design flaws, fabrication errors and snapped bolts dogged the construction of the still-incomplete bike path Bay Bridge shock absorbers spring leak  Western Span: 96 seismic shock absorbers on the western span, some of which began leaking lubricant just three years after they were installed Bay Bridge eastern span opening delayed
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New Bay Bridge defect could be trouble in earthquake Map of eastern span San Francisco  Eastern Span: Steel rods that anchor the main cable have shifted since they were installed and are now perilously close to sharp-edged plates Rain reveals leaks on Bay Bridge's new span Map of Eastern Span San Francisco
Bay Bridge project's rainy-day money is nearly gone  Eastern Span: The cost of repairs and unfinished work on the $6.4B eastern span is likely to exhaust what is left in the project's contingency fund for overruns CHP probing whether Bay Bridge critics were muzzled


year 2014 Top ^

Aug.28
Aug.5
  The state transportation secretary was concerned about reports that officials silenced engineers who called attention to shoddy work
May.16
Feb.10
  Eastern Span: Transportation officials were disturbed to see water somewhere it shouldn't have been -- inside the new span of the Bay Bridge

Jan.13


year 2013 Top ^

Sep.11
Jul.20
Jul.8
  Eastern Span: The problem-plagued new span will not be ready to open over Labor Day as scheduled - and possibly not until December - transportation officials said
May.29 Bolt problem on bike path of new Bay Bridge   Caltrans' Bay Bridge spokesman told ABC7 News that this problem was discovered well over a year ago and has already been repaired Apr.10 Opening of new Bay Bridge span may be delayed  Caltrans said they still hadn't determined the source of that hydrogen or come up with a solution Mar.27 Cost of fixing faulty Bay Bridge bolts unclear
  A construction defect that could prove to be a major safety setback, discovered in some large bolts that are supposed to help hold the bridge together
Caltrans investigates broken steel rods on new Bay Bridge  Eastern Span: Nearly three dozen threaded steel rods on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge snapped while crews recently tightened down the fittings

year 2010 Top ^

Mar.11 Bridge Project Delays Push Back Opening
  Eastern Span: Construction of key elements for the eastern portion are 15 months behind schedule, and Caltrans is no longer confident it can make up the time

year 2004 Top ^

May.27 Bridge bid comes in $1 billion over target
  Only 1 contractor submitted a bid for the suspension portion of the new span, and job came in at $1.8 billion





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B. 2014-08-28 Bay Bridge project's rainy-day money is nearly gone Eastern Span
2014-08-05 CHP probing whether Bay Bridge critics were muzzled Bay Bridge
3. 2014-05-16 New Bay Bridge defect could be trouble in earthquake eastern span, Eastern Span
4. 2014-02-10 Rain reveals leaks on Bay Bridge's new span
F. 2014-01-13 Bay Bridge bolt problem keeps soaking up money Eastern Span
G. 2013-09-11 Bike path flaws add millions to Bay Bridge bill Bay Bridge
H. 2013-07-20 Bay Bridge shock absorbers spring leak Western Span
I. 2013-07-08 Bay Bridge eastern span opening delayed Eastern Span
J. 2013-05-29 Bolt problem on bike path of new Bay Bridge Bay Bridge


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