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1 posted on 04/06/2005 9:17:07 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
In the worst case, the federal probe could lead to tearing apart the bridge to see if it is structurally sound or needs to be rebuilt.

If they tear it apart, I'm pretty sure than means it'll have to be rebuilt. Pretty sure.

2 posted on 04/06/2005 9:19:47 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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Fired welders making complaints against their former employer. Gee, that hardly ever happens.


4 posted on 04/06/2005 9:26:21 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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Very bad.


5 posted on 04/06/2005 9:26:53 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: NormsRevenge

There's a lot of good one's out there, but a lot of construction workers are just complete and utter crap when it comes to doing something right the first time.


6 posted on 04/06/2005 9:27:45 AM PDT by ruiner
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With only a few thousand welds in a structure that critical, I do not understand why they were not all required to be X-rayed.

So9

10 posted on 04/06/2005 9:38:08 AM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Trust Me)
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To: NormsRevenge

I'd be looking for the union angle in this one. Sounds like it could be a shakedown case.


11 posted on 04/06/2005 9:40:01 AM PDT by telebob
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"He said welders were not trained to judge the quality of welds."


How would they know how to produce a "quality" weld to begin with then?


12 posted on 04/06/2005 9:43:08 AM PDT by KEVLAR
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To: NormsRevenge

California's "Big Dig"


16 posted on 04/06/2005 9:50:02 AM PDT by hattend (Liberals! Beware the Perfect Rovian Storm [All Hail the Evil War Monkey King, Chimpus Khan!])
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Wondering if there's any Chinese connection ....


20 posted on 04/06/2005 10:21:14 AM PDT by old-ager
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Sad we can't even weld any more at least on the union level whatever that is!
21 posted on 04/06/2005 10:43:20 AM PDT by Fast1 (Destroy America buy Chinese goods,Shop at Wal-Mart 3/18/05 American was gone when I woke up)
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To: Citizen James; Dog Gone
Shakedown ping>

Let's see, they get paid to build the bridge, tear it down half finished, and then get paid to build it again.

See tagline. :-)

24 posted on 04/06/2005 12:58:14 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are REALLY stupid.)
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AP added:

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20050406-1238-ca-baybridgeprobe.html

KFM also vehemently denied the allegations.

"KFM's welding on the Bay Bridge is performed in compliance with stringent Caltrans specifications, as well as the American Welding Society codes," said Tom Janssen, a spokesman for lead contractor Kiewit Pacific Co. The KFM Joint Venture also includes FCI Constructors Inc., and Manson Construction Co.


27 posted on 04/06/2005 4:20:35 PM PDT by calcowgirl
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28 posted on 04/06/2005 4:30:58 PM PDT by Citizen James (Live Better, Work Harder)
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To: NormsRevenge

By the time they finally finish it, we'd be in flying cars not needing a bridge.


30 posted on 04/06/2005 4:38:59 PM PDT by Simmy2.5 (DUmmies in mourning. World is a better place.)
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