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Senate reports are critical of Bay Bridge construction oversight
Senate reports are critical of Bay Bridge construction oversight

Two reports prepared for a state Senate committee reiterate that the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is safe, but note problems with transparency, oversight of engineering flaws and purported retaliation against top project employees who raised concerns. The reports -- a commissioned assessment of the project by investigative reporter Roland De Wolk, and a design and construction review by a panel of independent engineers -- were made public Thursday in advance of a hearing Tuesday by the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. The documents come days after Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) -- the committee chairman -- told the Sacramento Bee that he believes...

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