Sac Bee: Is Bay Bridge debacle a harbinger?

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Dan Walters: Is Bay Bridge debacle a harbinger?

By Dan Walters

Published: Tuesday, May. 21, 2013

Jerry Brown did one of his characteristic political pirouettes Monday.

For months, the governor had dismissed revelations in The Bee about shoddy construction and inspection practices on the grandiose, long overdue and massively over-budget project to replace the eastern portion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

One must wonder, too, whether the Bay Bridge debacle is a harbinger of what could happen on the much-bigger bullet train and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta tunnel projects that Brown so ardently seeks.

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