SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A legislative staff report obtained by KCRA in Sacramento shows that 56 bridges in California contain the same structural element that led to a recent accident and closure of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
The bridges are of varying design and age, but they all contain an element known as an "eyebar."
Last fall, state inspectors discovered a 2-inch-wide crack in an eyebar of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge. That led to a temporary repair, which later failed and caused a piece of metal to land on the bridge's roadway.
California Department of Transportation Director Randell Iwasaki is scheduled to give an update on the Bay Bridge's status at a joint Assembly-Senate hearing Tuesday afternoon.
This article originally appeared on KCRA.com.