We asked Caltrans why steel rods snapped on the new Bay Bridge, how they intended to fix the problem and how much the repair will cost, but they don't have many answers:

Question: What exactly is the fix being proposed?

Answer: Several potential fixes are being considered, but one has not been selected yet.

Question: Where will Caltrans obtain the replacement rods?

Answer: It has not been determined whether those rods will need to be replaced, and if they do need to be replaced, where they will be obtained.

Question: How will Caltrans test the new rods to make sure they won't break?

Answer: Fabrication and testing data is still being compiled. Once all of that data has been gathered, Caltrans will know which tests need to be conducted to ensure that any new rods meet our specifications.

Question: What will the repairs cost?

Answer: The cost of the fix has not been determined, as a fix for the broken rods has not been selected and it has not been determined whether other rods will need to be replaced.