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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