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.
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!