Broken Rods on San Francisco Bay Bridge Checked

State transportation officials in California are investigating why nearly three dozen threaded steel rods on the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge snapped when workers tightened the fittings. The rods — up to 16 feet long and as thick as a man's thigh — connect the bridge deck to the concrete cap that sits on top of the massive pier just east of the bridge tower, according to The Contra Costa Times ( http://bit.ly/14nrDqm ). Officials with Caltrans,...Full Story
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