A newspaper is reporting that 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.
Caltrans said last week that it was testing 192 bolts on the bridge that are similar to 32 galvanized bolts that cracked when workers tightened them in March. Read More
A year’s worth of plans are afoot to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Bay Bridge.Starting this month, bridge officials will unveil a series of celebrations of the span, which opened to traffic Nov. 12, 1936. One the events is the unveiling of the Bay Lights Project, an illuminated sculpture designed by artist Leo Villareal featuring 30,000 LED lights. Read More