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Re: Bay Bridge Broken Bolts and Tendon problems in segmental portion

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We had a similar sitch here about 12-15 years ago with the Fred Hartmann 
bridge - cable-stayed.

Cost and schedule overruns and shoddy workmanship - esp w regard to the 
cables which were installed "not to spec" and to this day have to be 
adjusted frequently - notwithstanding, the contractor submitted a huge 
claim and ended up with something on the order of $70 million MORE.

Hm. Wonder who paid...

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.


On May 20, 2013, at 12:50 PM, David Topete <d.topete73(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> At least, the duct tape stopped the water getting into the tendon 
> ducts... :-/  So, in the end, who will ultimately pay all of these cost 
> overruns? Aside from the California taxpayers...  (It's a rhetorical 
> question, I know...)
> On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 10:42 AM, Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)> wrote:
>> Oh, and...
>> Hell, YEAH, that's a huge problem!!!
>> W. L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
>> 4
>> On May 20, 2013, at 12:36 PM, Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)> wrote:
>>> "Ducts containing the tendons, crucial to structural integrity, had 

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