Sacramento Bee : Bay Bridge rusting in critical areas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Some cable sections and rods on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are rusting, and engineering experts say it could lead to structural damage if the corrosion worsens.   The Sacramento Bee reports that the findings have alarmed engineering experts who say the rust could have long-term implications for the new span.   But bridge spokesman Andrew Gordon says “there is no concern” about corrosion. He attributed the rust to metal shavings and particles from grinding and other work.   The bridge was designed to stay in use for 150 years.   Engineering experts tell the newspaper the corrosion is significant because it makes the rods and the cable strands vulnerable to cracking.

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