Story & Photos by Brett Fish
Construction on the Sylvester Road Bridge continues to move along; below are some photos and updates (click images to see larger versions):
The Bridge End Diaphragms have the function of tying the bridge spans together at each end.
They will measure about 2 feet 6 inches thick. An estimated 57 cubic yards of concrete has been poured.
(Lower right) Jareed Rockey and Josh Thibeault are finishing up the “kickers” that hold the end diaphragm forms in place during the concrete pour. Huge concrete “Eco Blocks” (also known as deadman blocks if they roll on you) lend the bracing power needed to secure the kickers to the base of the walls.
David Tedesma on top of the Wing Wall installs conduit tubing in the curb forms.
Section by section the pedestrian barriers are being poured, water main and utilities being installed, the approach slabs being prepared. The sidewalk will be last to be poured. Progress is rapid now as workers push hard to complete the project. Crews are working 6 days a week. It won’t be long now.