Cracked Girders Trigger Scrutiny of Salesforce Transit Center's Entire Structure
On November 8, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority board of directors called for a complete structural evaluation of San Francisco's 1.2-million-square-foot Salesforce Transit Center, closed because of fissures found in two girders that span 80 ft across Fremont Street. Now, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority says the problems with girders are localized.
The conclusion was released in a TJPA statement November 13, with no further details, but came prior to a November 14 meeting in New York City of representatives of the designers and builders of the girders, as well as peer reviewers, who assembled there to evaluate the situation. They met at the offices and laboratory of LPI Inc., where the cracked sections had been sent for metallurgical tests.
TJPA has not released a timetable for the repair of the girders or the reopening of the transit center, which opened in early August before the emergency closure less than two months later.