Steel suppliers cleared for bridge failure

Sep 09, 2013 | 11:17 AM | Frank Haflich

Tags  San Franicisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Dyson, Gerdau Long Steel North America, Monnig Industries, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, MTC, Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee, American Bridge Fluor Enterprises

LOS ANGELES — Three companies that supplied or processed steel anchor rods for a new replacement span on the earthquake-damaged San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have been cleared of responsibility for a structural failure.

A spokesman for San Francisco’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) said a report by California’s Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee determined that none of the three suppliers—Painesville, Ohio-based Dyson Corp., manufacturer of the rods, or bolts; Tampa, Fla.-based Gerdau Long Steel North America, which produced the steel; and Glasgow, Mo.-based galvanizer Monnig Industries Inc.—was to blame for the rod failures.....

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