Posted: May 27, 2012 7:21 PM by CJ, The Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A newspaper is reporting that is has found records of an apparent defect in the construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/KUmQzU) that records provided by Caltrans last fall show that a builder failed to report that a 19-foot section of concrete in the foundation of the span's tower had not hardened before being tested.
By failing to disclose the matter the newspaper says the builder prevented further examination or repair of the concrete.
During its review of Caltrans records the Bee says it also found that two of the 13 piles built to hold up the main tower were not tested properly, including errors in sonic testing conducted of the piles.
Caltrans spokeswoman Tamie McGowen said in an email that the agency was confident in the structural integrity of the structure.
Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com
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