Bay Bridge Fix Cost Estimate: About $1M

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Daytime view of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco seen from Yerba Buena Island

Daytime view of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco seen from Yerba Buena Island

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The fix for the nearly three dozen steel rods that broke on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will cost about $1 million.

The California Department of Transportation provided the estimate to the San Francisco Chronicle, which reported it on Monday.

The rods that snapped last month after they were tightened connect steel earthquake safety devices called shear keys to the bridge's deck and a large concrete cap.

At least some of the failed rods are located beneath that cap and cannot be easily replaced.

Caltrans toll bridge program manager Tony Anziano says crews will instead have to create two metal collars that will provide room for new rods to be inserted.

The bridge's planned Labor Day opening is not expected to be delayed.


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