Sunday, November 6, 2011

Gibbs St Pedestrian Bridge

Have you seen the bright lights across the freeway the past few nights on the Gibbs St Pedestrian Bridge project?  I was up with the baby around 3:00am, and observed the work, noise and lights, as promised on the project website:

"Lair Hill and South Waterfront residents can expect night time noise including noise from trucks and cranes, lights powered by generators, and high powered drills. The most noise is expected between 11:00 pm and 3:00 am when crews will bolt the bridge spans together."

Actually, this is exciting - the bridge span placement has begun. The first segment was installed on Friday night (Nov. 4).

Here are some shots taken this morning from the west side of I-5:

If you are interested in further details, this flyer was distributed to nearby residents with additional information.

They haven't given specific dates for the next installation, but it should be within the next few weeks.

"The remaining bridge spans will be installed in the weeks that follow, as more steel spans are prepared, painted, and delivered to the site. The dates of those installations will be announced once they are scheduled. All of the bridge spans should be in place by the end of November, then forming and pouring the concrete deck will start in early December."

The next segment is prepped and awaiting installation.
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