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.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Transportation, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. General Accounting Office

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    Washington, DC  United States  20548
  • Publication Date: 1996-5

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GAO/RCED-96-136
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 4 1996 12:00AM