Skip to comments.More than 30 massive earthquake safety bolts on San Francisco’s newly redesigned Bay Bridge fail....
Posted on 03/31/2013 3:07:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin
SAN FRANCISCO --The most expensive public works project in California history just got a little more so.
At least 32 massive seismic stabilizing bolts on San Franciscos newly redesigned eastern span of the Bay Bridge failed during a stress test earlier this month, imperiling the structures Labor Day weekend grand opening.
Of the spans 96 bolts, which range in length from 9 to 17 feet, 32 snapped when stress meant to simulate the lateral motion of a large earthquake was introduced, the Sacramento Bee reported
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It sounds like one of the DemocRATS’ “stimulation” projects might have been over-stimulated.
No excuse for this tyoe of disaster. Somebody should lose their license....more likely a few should lose their license. Not a one man design job.
Throw a pork chop on the bridge and say, “Hey Mooch!!!! Poke chop!”
I heard Rosie was involved but that could just be a rumor.
I was wondering the same thing.
32 snapped when stress meant to simulate the lateral motion of a large earthquake was introduced, the Sacramento Bee reported
Obviously the stress test standards are much too rigid. We need to have the contractors involved investigate themselves and report back to the blue ribbon committee on bridge construction.
Be assured, this won’t ever happen again.
Made in China ...
That means more years and more money into that project. It hasn’t been managed very well but typical for CA. And Jerry Brown wants to go ahead with the train that nobody wants to ride on, mandating that at least 10% of the labor be performed by unemployed homeless people.
There ya go!! Have to wonder what type of tensile or other testing were done on the components. Even local Steelworkers’ unions ought to have a field day with this one.
Guessing the contractors tried to save some money and got some high-quality Asian steel for a lower price.
ChiCom steel as far as I know these pathetic SanFran commies wanting to eff American steel. Not to worry they will blow billions on high speed rail to ferry non-existent riders to non-existent jobs. YOUR EBT CARD WILL GET CHOO ON FOR FREE!
You can't be serious. The reason they are homeless in the first place is because they are useless in the job market.
Oh by the way, billions extra on the Bay Bridge span were spent to add a bike lane to nowhere. From Oakland to Yerba Buena Island.
I think the problem was with the bolts, not the design. Whoever supplied the bolts(more like massive cylinders of steel) should be held accountable.
They’re going to spend money training them.
Nope, these bolts are all American-made. Still Communist (aka: union) work, though.
They refused to use Rearden steel.
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