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DeSaulnier, other state senators ask tough questions about faulty Bay Bridge bolts

Original post made on May 15, 2013

Members of the state Senate transportation committee asked tough questions Tuesday of Caltrans and Metropolitan Transportation Committee
officials about faulty anchor bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 8:42 PM

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Posted by Julia
a resident of another community
on May 15, 2013 at 10:40 am

Oh yes they ask strong questions, but they are getting weak answers.

We the people got screwed again. Billions of dollars to build a bridge less safe than the original bridge...all in the name of politics and greed.

And guess what folks...we only know about 32 bolt problems... Oh yes they will fit it...don't make me laugh and then cry when the big one happens.

We have a bunch of brain dead people we trust...well you trust...I trust none of them...never have and never will.

They are all greedy and self serving.

You know it and I know it...but no one has the guts to say it...Oh I am wrong. Mr. Jerry Brown... the know it all governor said it perfect..."well shit happens" WOW what a great leader we have in Sacramento.

Thank you Julia Pardini from Alamo

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Posted by Blame Moonbeam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 15, 2013 at 11:41 am

Caltrans has been a joke since Jerry Brown gutted it during his first stint as Governor in the 1970s. At the time, Caltrans was considered the best transportation department in the country. After Brown decimated the place, it was considered to be one of the worst in the country, and it has never recovered. There is little that Caltrans does anymore that is not fraught with incompetence. Also, there is little that Gov. Moonbeam has done during his entire tenure as Governor that has not significantly hit taxpayers, and with little to show for it. Of course, he is not done yet -- if you think the Bay Bridge is a fiasco, "you ain't seen anything yet". His bullet train is going to be a much bigger fiasco, one that very well might bankrupt California.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm

tough questions are of no concern to elected officials...duh

if wanna stay alive...don't cross the bridge

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Posted by Longtimer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 16, 2013 at 12:10 am

Remember when they first poured the footings, the diversity contractor they hired for the concrete work....used old, crumbling
chunks of concrete from old projects. So the bridge is only as good
as it's footings.
All Californians are getting screwed and robbed if we allow them to squander our hard-earned $$ to be blown on a 'party' !! INSANITY !!
people crazy enough to want a bridge party could pay a $30. fee. and
just 'walk' across. What's with a party, after all the problems, and OVERspending MY money...I vote NO party...fix the damn bridge !!
this politican party proves politicans PRIORITIES....or LACK of ! ! !

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