The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge: Basic Reforms for the Future

The eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was delivered ten years late and $5 billion over budget. This inquiry aims to identify ways the government can better deliver mega-projects by examining several aspects of the development and construction of the eastern span. Among the major findings: An institutionalized lack of transparency resulted in many serious allegations not being dealt with in an open manner. There are serious allegations of problems being concealed or even covered up. Massive cost overruns until 2005 were directly attributable to time-consuming design changes, political delays, unfavorable market conditions and some world events beyond control, but managers spent significant additional sums on contracts that were already signed but which contractors were not fulfilling.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 64p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01597305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 8 2014 12:22PM