PHOTOS: Sylvester Road Bridge Update – The Final Phase

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Photos & Story by Brett Fish

Momentary lane closures and traffic control in both directions should be expected for about three more weeks, as the final phase of the Sylvester Road Bridge construction takes place.

As promised and on schedule, final cleanup under the bridge of construction debris and materials, bank restoration and storm drains began May 14. Landscaping and replanting the banks and approaches will complete the project.

This is the final phase for the Scarsella Brothers’ Sylvester Road Bridge project. 300 tons of 4-8 “spaul” have been imported so far with 150 tons more to come to help secure the steep slopes down to Fox Creek.

(How steep are the slopes? So steep that one operator places his bucket behind the treads of the other to act as a brake so they won’t slip and slide back down! These guys are incredible and should be getting hazardous duty pay!).

Here are the latest pics – click on images to see larger versions and/or a slideshow:

And here’s another Brett Fish image we forgot to post originally, but figured now was as good a time as any – a rainbow over the construction, taken in mid-March:

“Captured on March 16, 2012 during construction after a day of considerable rain, high winds and otherwise miserable working conditions there was this reassuring moment that it would be completed soon and all will be well,” Brett told The B-Town Blog.

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