EMERGENCY RELIEF: STATUS OF THE REPLACEMENT OF THE CYPRESS VIADUCT
In October 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake struck northern California, causing severe damage to the San Francisco and Oakland area. In Oakland, the earthquake collapsed a two-tiered portion of Interstate 880 known as the Cypress Viaduct. Six and one-half years after the earthquake, replacement of the Cypress Viaduct is not complete. Due to concerns about reports of delays and high growth in cost, the General Accounting Office (GAO) was requested to review the current status of the replacement project. Specifically, the GAO focused on (1) status of construction, expected completion date, and reasons for delays; (2) estimated cost of the project and reasons for any growth in its cost; and (3) guidance governing the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) use of emergency relief funds.
- Record URL:
- Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Transportation, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives.
U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20548
- Publication Date: 1996-5
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 24 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction; Construction projects; Cost estimating; Costs; Delays; Disaster relief; Disasters and emergency operations; Earthquakes; Equipment replacement; Estimates; Financing; Money; Structural analysis; Traffic delays; Urban growth; Viaducts
- Identifier Terms: Cypress Freeway; Loma Prieta Earthquake, October 17, 1989; U.S. Federal Highway Administration
- Uncontrolled Terms: Construction costs; Funds; Use
- Old TRIS Terms: Completion date; Emergency relief funds; Replacements
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Construction; Finance; Geotechnology; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; I10: Economics and Administration; I42: Soil Mechanics; I53: Construction of Bridges and Retaining Walls;
- Accession Number: 00727046
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: GAO/RCED-96-136
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 4 1996 12:00AM