SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — An examination of the Bay Bridge tunnel at Yerba Buena Island has recognized a number of hundred concrete tiles as weak.
You might keep in mind final yr a driver informed KRON4 about her terrifying expertise when a bit flew off and hit her automotive.
Caltrans says it’s now doing one thing about this example. At eighty years previous, the connecting tunnel at Yerba Buena Island is displaying its age, particularly the concrete tiles that line the within arch.
“About 200 potential areas that ought to be checked out,” Caltrans spokesman Bob Haus stated.
Actually, KRON4 spoke with a lady final yr who encountered a type of weak sections, as her automotive ran over a bit that fell off.
Haus says after going out and launching an inspection, staff at the moment are specializing in fixing the issue.
“Out of these 200, solely a fraction of these truly had unsound concrete. However we determined since they’re there, simply let’s go forward and be proactive and so we’re taking good care of all 200 of the areas,” Haus stated. “We’re patching it with a particular sort of concrete patching that has fiberglass in it, so we anticipate it to final even longer than common concrete.”
Drivers are reacting to the investigation.
“It’s type of scary. I’ve to dodge the tiles,“ Uber driver James Sherrill stated. “I’m scared they’re going to fall on me now. So, I’m glad they’re lastly engaged on that.”
The work is predicted to be wrapped up by June.
Along with the east tunnel, Caltrans can also be taking a look at enhancing the west aspect.
“We shall be performing some new pipes on the west aspect to enhance drainage,“ Haus stated. “There’s upgrading loads of the drainage methods and the seals, in order that approach we’re ensuring that the water is draining into the basins and the drains and never taking place by means of the wall.”
And that work can be carried out at night time in order to not impression too many commuters.