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If the rods had been subjected to a more rigorous test for toughness, or a measure of how well they resist cracking when under stress, "it's likely they would have failed that test and we wouldn't have installed them on the bridge," conceded Heminger.
After dozens of seismic safety bolts on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge broke, tests on remaining bolts have so far shown no sign of failure. Toll Bridge Program Manager Tony Anziano told The Contra Costa Times that the
The number of badly designed bolts installed on the new Bay Bridge now stands at more than 2,300 , the Chron $ reports, adding that Caltrans continued to use the overly hard metal fasteners even after the agency had banned their use elsewhere in the
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
Caltrans said it will know within two weeks whether or not the compromised bolts on the Bay Bridge will delay the opening for the eastern span...The plan is to have the fix for the 32 bolts that snapped decided on May 8. That is something that they
San Francisco Chronicle As the title suggests, Ophira Eisenberg's charming memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy , has a storybook ending. But the Canada-born comedian, who hosts the NPR quiz show Ask Me Another , only reluctantly
Officials were scheduled to provide an update Wednesday on the bolts that snapped while being tightened on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, threatening to push back the expected Labor Day opening. State transportation
The 25-year-old star said the injury occurred "during filming, it was during a stage fight with Dave Franco ." "I had to go back to work so I couldn't really wear a cast," he added. "So they [the medics] put like a titanium plate in it and a bunch of
Four years before large anchor rods on the new Bay Bridge snapped, Caltrans ordered the contractor to test for cracks in key steel fasteners used throughout the suspension span. The order came three weeks after the state and American Bridge Fluor Jt.
But there are no excuses for allowing the fasteners to break in the first place, say two California metallurgical engineers. "There are plenty of explanations as to why steel behaves in a brittle way, but there are no excuses to have them behave in a