Caltrans documents reveal quality control issues with Bay Bridge bolts

June 22, 2013 3:05:07 PM PDT
Caltrans has just released documents showing there were quality control problems with hundreds of steel rods installed on the new span of the Bay Bridge.

The documents were released Friday and the San Francisco Chronicle reports they reveal the rods and bolts were improperly treated with brake cleaner and an unapproved aerosol product.

The mishandling of the rods caused them to become brittle and dozens cracked in March.

Officials say they'll decide next month if the bridge will still open Labor Day weekend.