- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The panel overseeing the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has voted to penalize the main construction contractor $11 million over shoddy steel anchor rods.

The San Francisco Chronicle (https://bit.ly/1gTcq9d) reports that Thursday’s rebuke to American Bridge/Fluor was unanimous from the three-member panel. They agreed to withhold $8 million to help pay for the $24 million retrofit that was ordered after dozens of rods snapped on the bridge’s seismic stabilizers before it opened in 2013. The panelists tacked on a $3 million penalty for hundreds more anchor rods that were flooded.

After-hours calls to American Bridge and Fluor were not immediately returned.

Despite the findings, the panel also voted Thursday night to formally accept the bridge and declare the construction complete.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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