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Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 9:30 AM

More Faulty Rods on Bay Bridge


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The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge where steel rods were found broken.
Deborah Svoboda/KQED
The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge where steel rods were found broken.

Recent reports state that more than 400 steel rods securing the base of the new Bay Bridge's eastern span may be faulty, adding to concerns about the bridge's seismic safety and structural soundness. The Federal Highway Administration has launched an investigation, and a state senate committee held a hearing Tuesday to find out what went wrong. We discuss the latest developments.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Jaxon Van Derbeken, reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Steve Heminger, executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission -- the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the Bay Area

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