Integrity of structural tests done on Calif.'s Bay Bridge is questioned

Caltrans has fired a technician responsible for examining the structural integrity of the eastern span of the $6.3 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in California. This happened after an investigation by the Sacramento Bee found the technician had fabricated test results on other projects. The technician routinely used testing devices on the Bay Bridge without verifying their accuracy, the report added. "We have a very high confidence level that the work that was done on the foundation of the Bay Bridge structure is safe," Malcolm Dougherty, acting Caltrans director, said.

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