According to the San Francisco Examiner, Caltrans did not get the inspections from outside agencies after work on a cracked eye bar was completed last Monday.
Caltrans says the Examiner is splitting hairs; a spokesperson says while there was no formal federal inspection, authorities were onsite and gave advice, input and opinions on the repairs and testing.
Caltrans initially discovered the cracked eye-bar during a Labor Day weekend closure, but that repair failed weeks later when large steel parts crashed onto the eastern span during the evening commute.
That led to a six-day closure.
Caltrans warns the bridge will close again in the coming months to make more permanent repairs.