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Faulty bolts on Bay Bridge's new span to be replaced with no delay for Labor Day opening

Original post made on Mar 28, 2013

A Caltrans official said Wednesday that he's confident a solution will be found soon to cope with the recent discovery of problems with 32 large bolts on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, which is slated to open on Labor Day weekend.

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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 28, 2013 at 9:56 am

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Hydrogen embrittlement does indeed occur and it is discovered by a quality testing program executed before installation.

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Maybe CalTrans shouldn't be in a hurry to tear down the old bridge. It may more life left in it than the new bridge.

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Posted by oldtimer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 1, 2013 at 8:23 am

I don't understand the following statement in the article:

"Anziano said the bolts were installed in 2008 but crews just started tightening a batch of 96 of them immediately below the bridge deck several years ago."

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Posted by Karla
a resident of Danbury Park
on Apr 1, 2013 at 9:20 am

I think we'll stick with BART...