1,700 weak bolts replaced at new Barclays Center

Posted at 3:13 PM, Jan 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-02 15:13:20-05

It looks like the last of some 1,700 weak bolts have been cut out and replaced in the swooping canopy of the Barclays Center.

The incorrect bolts were discovered a month before the arena was set to open.

More than 1,700 bolts have been replaced — the last of them in December.

That’s about 8 percent of the 23,000 bolts holding the Barclays Center together.