BTB Contributor Brett Fish has been closely monitoring and photographing the ongoing construction at Sylvester Road Bridge, and he reports that a deck pour is scheduled for Wednesday (Dec. 21) at 7:30 a.m.
“After the concrete is tested for contract specifications the deck pour should be continuous and completed by the end of the day,” Fish said.
Here are some photos Fish sent us showing progress on the bridge over the last few weeks:
A Gomaco screed and finishing machine is tested on the completed deck forms before the scheduled concrete pour Dec. 21st. Two layers of re-bar called top and bottom "mats" separated by "standees" are all wired into place, while the curbs and sidewalk re-bar are prepared.
Careful measurements are taken, re-bar, concrete deck forms, ties are installed.
Careful measurements are taken, more deck forms cut, supplies delivered.
The last wing wall is poured. Each wall takes 9-10 cubic yards of concrete. The Ralphs 36 concrete pumper truck is wireless remote controlled.
After the pour the walls are covered with huge tarps to protect them overnight from the weather.
Wing Wall framing removed, bridge deck framing preparations continue. Thousands of pieces of re-bar are bent over by hand adding strength to the bridge deck framing and concrete pour tentatively scheduled for Dec. 21st, weather dependent.