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RE: Bay Bridge's troubled China connection

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But is there a vehicle in the US whereby the "right thing" can be done?  I'm 
 not a bridge engineer but so far my impression is that this is a (possible) 
 scandal of mega proportions.

Thor A. Tandy P.Eng, C.Eng, Struct.Eng, MIStructE, FEC
Victoria, BC
Email: vicpeng(--nospam--at)
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Behalf Of Abolhassan ASTANEH-ASL Sent: June-09-14 11:43 AM
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Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Bay Bridge's troubled China connection

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Dear Dr. Gordin:

Thank you  for your kind comments.  I haven't done much, just sending you 
the URL on the excellent work being done by Investigative Reporter Charles 
Piller of Sacramento Bee.  He is extra ordinary.  I had several occasions 
to be interviewed by him and meet with him to  discuss many complex engineering 
 aspects of this project and was always amazed how knowledgeable he is on 
bridge engineering and how sharp he is in grasping the structural engineering 
 issues.  Can  you imagine going through 100,000 pages of documents to 
establish the facts for his investigative report?  I have already told him 
that he is the Bob Woodward <> and 
Carl Bernstein <> of our generation 
and hope that his work will save lives of people who use the new Bay Bridge. 

By the way,  after conducting extensive seismic and fatigue studies of the 
Self-anchored Suspension Bay Bridge  ( spending more than 8,500 hours of my 
 time and my research associates volunteer time) I do not cross that bridge 
 until a truly independent and knowledgeable team investigates safety of 

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