A Bee investigation has found that the state Department of Transportation technician who conducted key testing to ensure structural integrity of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge eastern span's foundation was later disciplined for fabricating test results on other projects.

Read the initial Bee investigation here. Additional articles and follow-ups are listed below.

California Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, said Tuesday that he would deliver findings from his investigation of Bay Bridge construction issues to state Attorney General Kamala Harris to request a criminal investigation of actions by the California Department of Transportation and some of its contractors.
A technical review of the Bay Bridge, released Thursday, provided a mixed review of problems facing the new span – praising some actions by the Caltrans and questioning others.
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A California Senate report released Thursday said that Caltrans “gagged and banished” at least nine top experts for the new Bay Bridge after they complained about substandard work by the Shanghai, China, firm that built much of the span.
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State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, is calling for a criminal investigation into construction problems on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and said the release this week of a Senate investigative report will show how the California Department of Transportation knowingly accepted substandard work at taxpayer expense.

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