High-strength hitch

The new self-anchored suspension East Span on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is the object of lessons learned for its designers, contractors and owner. A report is released addressing the failure of a few dozen relatively ordinary high-strength steel rods, which are having major repercussions for the bridge's completion. Reasons for the failure are detailed here, with inappropriate use of a single steel specification for 17 different solutions at the heart of it, as well as plans for a solution.


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  • Accession Number: 01496168
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 7 2013 10:39AM