While the Golden Gate Bridge is the traditional symbol of our town, we think that other spans are no less beautiful. Reopened in 2013 following reconstruction, a project that faced years of delays and ultimately cost five times initial estimates, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is a gorgeous piece of engineering. However, given continuing Bay Bridge safety concerns, our San Francisco bridge accident law firm is left wondering whether the bridge will ultimately be recalled as beautiful but tragic.
Cracks Found in Rods Used in Bay Bridge Foundation
As reported on SFGate.com, this week Caltrans formally acknowledged that tiny cracks found on rods used to secure the foundation of the Bay Bridge’s new tower may threaten to more than 400 other fasteners, particularly in an earthquake. Caltrans chief engineer for the bridge project, Brian Mahoney, added: “As an engineer, if I have these microcracks I have to assume they exist in every rod.”