Listen: Richmond San Rafael Bridge, Richmond, Kcbs discussed on KCBS Radio Weekend News
"Low seventies inland. Good evening. I'm Peter Finch. Here's what's happening. More concrete fell last night from the Richmond. San Rafael bridge has time damaging car KCBS general lane reports on the third such incident this year to baseball sized chunks of concrete fell onto and cracked the windshield of a Richmond bound car Friday night. The driver was not hurt according to the California Highway Patrol. Cal. Trans crews have been working for weeks on replacing thirty two expansion joints a project the agency initiated after February incident of falling concrete that shut down the entire span for hours in the opinion of one structural engineer. Whose firm has examined the bridge for seismic safety in the past the concrete deck probably needs to be replaced. Peter yanev. Likens it to replacing the roof of an otherwise structurally sound house. He got an up close. Look the bridge while stuck on it this week. I have not seen a bridge in California in this better shave from a maintenance perspective, the Richmond, San Rafael bridge is sixty three years old. The NF says much older bridges are in better shape. It's a question of maintaining them, gentlemen. KCBS statement Cal trans tells KCBS engineers completed an inspection of the Richmond San Rafael bridge and determine no concrete fell from the upper deck Friday night. They say they will continue to monitor the bridge daily and work to ensure the bridge and work zone remained free of potential hazards. Most bay area residents agree this has been one of the wettest winters in recent memory.."