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Report: Inexperienced Firm Hired for Bay Bridge Job


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The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge.

Caltrans awarded the construction of key elements of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to a Chinese company that had never built a bridge before, according to a new investigation by the Sacramento Bee based on recently obtained construction records and other documents. We'll discuss the latest revelations and how they relate to the project's cost overruns, construction delays and concerns over potential structural issues with the span.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Charles Piller, investigative reporter for the Sacramento Bee
  • Mark DeSaulnier, California state senator representing the 7th District and chair of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee
  • Steve Heminger, member of the Bay Bridge Oversight Committee and executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the Bay Area

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