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Bay Bridge, 2005 Timeline Saturday, April 21 Bookmark and Share     Author
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State: No Shoddy Work Claims on Bridge  Dean Fryer of CalOSHA says inspectors are on site on a regular basis No Faulty Welds Found In First Inspection  Federal and state officials didn't find any problems in the first round of tests Sections Of Bay Bridge To Be Cut Out  Inspectors hired by the feds will be cutting out some large sections to test the quality of its welding work Feds: Bay Bridge Welds Not Faulty
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Bridge Costs Soar  Stalled construction has not stopped the price tag for the project from jumping $300 million to $6.2 billion Welders: New Bridge Unsafe
Caltrans Blamed for Bridge Boondoggle  Cost overruns for the new span have ballooned by billions of dollars Cranes Clear Bay Spans

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  2 towering shipping cranes have made their way across the Bay slipping under the bridges with a few feet of clearance

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  The FBI is investigating disturbing claims that the new span being built is riddled with defective welds

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  Federal Highway Administration: Welds on the new eastern span are not faulty as had been alleged by ex-welders
May.16   Toll May Increase To $4  State Senators say the increase would help pay for cost overruns on construction of the new span

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Jun.19   Arrest following fatal traffic accident  One victim is confirmed dead and another was taken to a hospital Jun.24   Compromise Deal Reached on Bridge
  Bay Area tolls will increase $1 under to keep in place the designs for a soaring suspension Bay Bridge
Jun.27     New FasTrak lanes open without incident
  The new 3 lanes are located on the far right of the toll plaza

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Sep.9   Commuters stuck in heap of traffic
  The backups began just after 5 a.m. and lasted all through the morning and early afternoon Sep.15   Entire eastbound section of bridge closed  A refrigerated truck caught fire on the lower deck of the bridge. Traffic was stopped for about 45 minutes   I-80 to Bay Bridge most congeted  Morning commute along 80 to the Bay Bridge toll plaza is most congested traffic spots in the Bay Area

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Nov.29   Toll Taker Swapped Cash For Counterfeit
  Maurice Grays' supervisors allegedly noticed counterfeit $100 in his cash bags

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Dec.4   Anxious Moments During Bridge Closure
  Suspicious package was reported. Using a remote controlled robotic arm, officers determined it was not an explosive Dec.8   Governor's Stall Cost State $81 Million  A nearly yearlong delay in construction on the new eastern span cost taxpayers and toll-payers $81 million Dec.17     Rain Delays Opening Of FasTrak Lanes  The weather is putting a damper on Caltrans' plans to open 2 new Fastrack-only lanes

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