Governor Lamont visits bridge construction site

On a sunny but brisk March morning Governor Ned Lamont visited the Route 1 Bridge work site to highlight the CTDOT’s innovative constructive methods and importance of investing in transportation infrastructure.

Stamford’s Mayor David ­­­Martin welcomed attendees and introduced speakers

3/11/2019 by Robert Moore

Flanked by local and state officials, construction workers and organized labor leaders, Governor Lamont said "Every day, thousands of commuters use this highway to get to work so they can support their families and maintain a decent quality of life. We must provide Connecticut with a modernized transportation system that works, which requires a sustainable, recurring funding source.”

Governor Lamont: “We must provide Connecticut with a modernized transportation system that works.”

3/11/2019 by Robert Moore

Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Deputy Commissioner Anna Barry noted, “We are using an innovative construction method that will limit detours to two weekends If traditional construction methods were used on this project, motorists would face delays for two years.” 

CTDOT Deputy Commissioner Barry with Mayor Martin

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Some 50 people attended the Governor’s visit, including several local newspaper, television and radio reporters from Connecticut and New York.

Organized labor and construction workers support project

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The Route 1 Bridge work site

2/23/2019 by Peter Venoutsos

Crane lifts steel for new bridge span

2/23/2019 by Peter Venoutsos

Bridge steel has arrived!

Structural girders and cross framing have been delivered and assembly has begun on bridge Span 2. The bridge is comprised of two spans, Span 1 crosses over Southbound I-95 and Span 2 crosses over Northbound I-95.  Don’t let names deceive you, even though it is called Span 2, the Northbound Span is being constructed before Span 1.

2/13/2019 by Yousif Abdulla   The girders being delivered

2/13/2019 by Yousif Abdulla

The girders being delivered

2/11/2019 by Jonathan Wu

The cross frames at the construction site

Each bridge span consists of 10 large girders measuring between 113 and 125 feet long, and 63 cross frames bolted to the girders to hold them in place. Each girder weighs approximately 40,000 pounds and each cross frame weighs approximately 1,100 pounds. With all of the girders and cross frames combined, that’s almost half a million pounds of steel per span!

2/18/2019 by Jonathan Wu

The cross frames in place between the girders

What are those bright yellow towers next to the Exit 9 ramps?

Taken on 01/12/2019 by Pete Venoutsos

Taken on 01/12/2019 by Pete Venoutsos

The yellow metal towers sandwiched in between the Exit 9 Northbound On and Off ramps are the foundation of a temporary support system for the construction of the Route 1 replacement bridge. Two bridge spans will be built on top of these towers and, when completed, moved into place.

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