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Structural engineers hired to inspect Pleasanton's 88 bridges

Original post made on Jul 22, 2013

The Pleasanton City Council has approved a three-year contract with a San Jose engineering firm to handle an ongoing program of inspecting bridges in the city to evaluate their safety and make recommendations for structural improvements.

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Comments

Posted by Cindy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 22, 2013 at 8:39 am

$750K to inspect bridges seems like a reasonable expense. Once the recommendations are submitted to the city, what's the plan? Is the city able to take action financially? I drive around on Pleasanton streets & wonder where does the city get money for much needed street repair? Oh! What was I thinking, they don't. So now investing in inspections seems futile. I'm no genius, but how many potholes will $750K fill? In Pleasanton? NONE! Money well spent?


Posted by erryja, a resident of Lydiksen Elementary School
on Jul 23, 2013 at 8:16 am

The 1941 Steel Bridge was built to handle 1/5th of weight/traffic that has been crossing each day for the last 12 years. There is also a width issue, if some trucks are crossing in the opposite direction, it pushes the other side into the side of bridge.
Seems like just a matter of time before a major accident will occur here and if that is the case it will cost the city 5X more than the current expected cost to replace with improvements.
Needs to come off the back burner and do what is right SAP !


Posted by Haruha, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 23, 2013 at 8:22 am

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