NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York state attorney general’s office confirms that it has been investigating faulty bolts that were used to construct the new Mario Cuomo Bridge.
State officials have confirmed they have been looking into the issue but won’t comment on the investigation into the replacement to the Tappan Zee Bridge.READ MORE: Remains Of World War II Veteran Kenneth Jayne Finally Returned Home To New York
Published reports also say investigators looked into a possible cover up after bolts allegedly broke apart during construction.READ MORE: New Yorkers Reflect & Look Forward On World AIDS Day
There are questions about whether the contractor tried to hide the problem from the Thruway Authority.
The reports claim about 60 of the approximately one million bolts used to construct the bridge’s twin spans failed.MORE NEWS: Crowds Flock To Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting: 'Always Been Magical'
There are no immediate safety concerns.