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Bay Bridge project problems to be investigated
Bay Bridge project problems to be investigated

The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is open to traffic, and motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians have expressed approval of the single-tower suspension span's elegant beauty. But then there are these facts: The project was completed a decade later than promised and came in $5 billion over budget. It was also plagued by construction difficulties, including a batch of massive bolts that snapped, delaying the opening and requiring a costly retrofit. Last week, state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) announced that he would lead a "comprehensive investigation" into the decision-making by California Department of Transportation officials throughout...

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