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Bay Bridge Leaks Prompt Corrosion Concerns


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Workers stand on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge.
Andrew Stelzer/KQED
Workers stand on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge.

A supposedly watertight chamber on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge sprung hundreds of leaks during rainstorms this past weekend. While bridge officials say the water won't cause damage, at least one critic says there are signs of active corrosion.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Lisa Thomas, metallurgical engineer and materials scientist at the Berkeley Research Company
  • Richard Land, chief deputy director of Caltrans

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