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San Francisco Chinese made bridge

What, we don't have enough ILLEGALS in this country, we have to out source our bridge welding to the Chinese?

 

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Caltrans paid hundreds of millions of dollars over the original bid price for work on the Bay Bridge eastern span that was plagued by shoddy welding and completed more than a year late, state documents reviewed by The Chronicle show.

In agreeing to pay the extra money, Caltrans accepted responsibility for much of the delay, the documents show - even though bridge officials have publicly blamed bad welding done at the Shanghai factory of China's largest maker of heavy machinery.

Officials told state legislative investigators that weld-related delays added $100 million to the cost of the bridge's tower and steel modules that form the road deck. However, contract documents show that Caltrans took blame for more than a year and a half of problems in China and paid out more than $275 million for those delays and to get the bridge done on time.

 

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Bay-Bridge-flaws-bad-welds-delays-cost-many-5538079.php

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Re: San Francisco Chinese made bridge

 

 

Slow day ?   This is really OLD news.