Aug 05 2009

Ben Sawyer girders a perfect fit

A glimpse of the Ben Sawyer's new girders from underneath.

A glimpse of the Ben Sawyer's new girders from underneath.

Steel girders are now being erected for the new Ben Sawyer Bridge’s approach spans. The first sets of girders and its associated in-fill began arriving on site in mid-July. By the end of the month, crews had almost completed three of the six spans for each side. Girders have been arriving on site every three days, allowing for efficient installation of the girders and in-fill for each span. The girders for the new bridge line up perfectly with the foundation piers of the existing bridge.

To minimize traffic delay, the steel girders are being delivered from Florida straight to the construction site. Flaggers are on-site to enable truck drivers to quickly pull onto either the northwest or southwest construction access road.

For updates and info on the Ben Sawyer Bridge project, visit www.bensawyerbridge.com

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