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Problem with Bay Bridge Tunnel

The Bay Bridge’s Yerba Buena Island tunnel is having problems as last month a concrete chunk fell off and only just missed a motorist and now it appears that more concrete is likely to fall.

Following an inspection there are at least 12 other places where corrosion has damaged the tunnel in the eastbound lower portion, leaving concrete in danger of coming loose and falling onto vehicles.

In addition is it possible that more areas are at risk with cracks and corrosion across large areas of the 1,800 foot long tunnel. Plus, according to experts, the tunnel may contain asbestos, and if that is the case the area will have to be sealed off and the job will become more complicated for crews and motorists.

The investigation into the extent of the problem is ongoing and Federal Highway Administration officials are helping to guide the process based on their experience in other tunnels.

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Contact the Law Office of Brayton Purcell, LLP  at  (800) 598-0314 immediately, or contact us online for a free consultation.