Maybe Next Time They Should Just Use Duct Tape

Stress testing begins on Bay Bridge

The new fix isn’t a vast departure from the original design; rather, it includes modifications designed to keep the brace from jiggling around. On Saturday, crews ground the sides of metal holes designed for large nuts that stabilize the original repair. They installed the nuts, checked the alignment, then removed them again to make further adjustments, Ney said.

If the newest repair should break, officials said, pieces of metal have been attached to the bridge to keep the patch from falling.