Salesforce Transit Center officials move forward with steel girder repair

In a December presentation to the authority, consulting engineer LPI reported that fissures in the damaged steel girders evolved from small cracks that formed in welded areas of the beams. This, the firm said, led to cracks in the flanges. An assessment by Bruce Gibbons of Thornton Tomasetti indicated that the cracks did not affect the strength of the beams and that they still had the capacity to support the weight of the building and related occupancy loads. The fix, which was accepted by the panel, will see crews install bolted cover plates at fracture areas.

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