CalTrans http://kalw.org en New Bay Bridge still shaky? An Interview with journalist Jaxon Van Derbeken http://kalw.org/post/new-bay-bridge-still-shaky-interview-journalist-jaxon-van-derbeken <p></p><p>The latest news of possible problems on the new Bay Bridge? Steel rods anchoring the 6.5 billion dollar span have shifted and might threaten its stability in the case of an earthquake.</p><p></p><p>This is just the most recent in a laundry list of problems on the bridge. In recent months, Caltrans has come under fire for faulty welds, failed rods, and leaky decks. <a href="http://www.sfchronicle.com/author/jaxon-van-derbeken/">Jaxon Van Derbeken</a>, an award-winning reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, has reported <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/New-Bay-Bridge-span-s-dirty-secret-stains-with-a-5613867.php">extensively</a> on the <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/New-Bay-Bridge-defect-could-be-trouble-in-5482092.php#src=fb">Bay Bridge</a>. He sat down with KALW’s Ben Trefny.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:20:37 +0000 Ben Trefny 46874 at http://kalw.org New Bay Bridge still shaky? An Interview with journalist Jaxon Van Derbeken Experts raise concern about Bay Bridge rods http://kalw.org/post/experts-raise-concern-about-bay-bridge-rods <div class="article-description" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 23.75px;"><p style="margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; line-height: 1.5em;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;">Two Bay Area engineers have released Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:12:49 +0000 Isabel Angell 36918 at http://kalw.org Experts raise concern about Bay Bridge rods Old Bay Bridge is coming down, without a bang http://kalw.org/post/old-bay-bridge-coming-down-without-bang <p class="p1">The old eastern span of the Bay Bridge stands empty. Its job is done. Now it’s time for it to come down, and the man overseeing the demolition is Bill Howe, senior engineer with Caltrans.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:59:30 +0000 Isabel Angell 35903 at http://kalw.org Old Bay Bridge is coming down, without a bang From a pretty big project to an enormous one – a brief history of our $6.4 billion bridge http://kalw.org/post/pretty-big-project-enormous-one-brief-history-our-64-billion-bridge <p></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 23:37:13 +0000 Isabel Angell 32530 at http://kalw.org From a pretty big project to an enormous one – a brief history of our $6.4 billion bridge A "quick fix" might open Bay Bridge by Labor Day http://kalw.org/post/quick-fix-might-open-bay-bridge-labor-day <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After all that, the Bay Bridge could open on Labor Day after all. That’s if a new solution – being called the “quick fix”– is approved to temporarily stabilize the structure’s broken bolts.</span></p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:47:50 +0000 Isabel Angell 30480 at http://kalw.org A "quick fix" might open Bay Bridge by Labor Day