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Indian River Inlet Bridge – Update

Written on: December 30th, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge

Finishing activities continue as the work progresses towards a January 2012 opening to traffic.  Some of the primary activities remaining to be performed prior to opening include: deck surface grinding and grooving, pavement striping, final stay tensioning adjustments, stay damper installation, pylon work platform removal, tower crane removal and final punchlist work.  Some additional work […]


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Indian River Inlet Bridge – Update

Written on: December 12th, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge

Several finishing activities continue as the work progresses towards a January 2012 opening to traffic.  The concrete bridge barriers are complete and the new polyester polymer concrete (PPC) deck overlay work is on-going.  Bridge electrical and lighting work continues, but is not critical for the bridge opening.  Final tensioning adjustments and damper installation work also […]


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Indian River Inlet Bridge – Update

Written on: November 4th, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge

Despite the adverse weather, another major milestone for the project was reached Friday evening, October 28, with the successful removal of the form traveler over the inlet.  The final form traveler removal now clears the way for many of the more conventional finishing activities.  There is still a considerable amount of work remaining, some of […]


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Indian River Inlet Bridge – Update

Written on: September 26th, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge

The final 10-foot closure pour over the inlet is expected to occur by early November.    Recent weather conditions (Hurricane Irene, and remnants of Tropical Storm Lee) have impacted the project and created some schedule delays. These delays could push some future weather-dependent activities into the early winter period thereby hindering construction efficiency towards the end the project.  […]


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Indian River Inlet Bridge – Update

Written on: August 29th, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge

The form traveler from the north side of the bridge was successfully lowered onto a barge and sent to Virginia for disassembly on Monday August 15.  All deck sections on the north side are now complete.  Work continues on the first of 3 remaining segments on the south side of the inlet.  The closure pour […]


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Indian River Inlet Bridge – Update

Written on: June 16th, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge

North main span stay segment 14 of 19 has been completed; south main span stay segment 13 of 19 to be completed this week.  Several concrete pours are scheduled this week including: north edge girder pour on form traveler, two deck pours on form traveler (one north and one south), south ballast area deck pour, […]


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Indian River Inlet Bridge – Update

Written on: May 23rd, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge

Concrete pours using the form traveler continue with nine of 24 total sections having been completed.   Other bridge building activities continue to progress as scheduled with the anticipated availability to traffic occurring by late 2011.  Currently, the Phase II traffic pattern is in effect.  Route 1 northbound and southbound will be in dual single-lane […]


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Indian River Inlet Bridge – Update

Written on: April 28th, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge

Construction:    Currently, Skanska is working on the fourth pour of 12 pours on the northside of the bridge, and on pour three of 12 on the southside of the bridge.  New sets of stay cables will continue to be installed with each new 24’ section of bridge being constructed by the form traveler.   Proper stay […]


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Indian River Inlet Bridge – Update

Written on: March 25th, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge

George & Lynch was recently awarded the $11,625,940 project which will build the roadway approaches for the new Indian River Inlet Bridge and demolish the existing Indian River Inlet Bridge.  This work will include construction of the new roadway approaches to the new bridge and the demolition of the existing bridge. The first phase of […]


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What’s Happening At The Indian River Inlet Bridge – March 2011

Written on: March 7th, 2011 in Indian River Inlet Bridge

Construction: Spring will be a busy time of year at the bridge. Both form travelers are now in service. On the north side of the inlet we already poured one 24’ deck section, and are in the process of pouring the next section. The first 24’ section on the south side of the inlet has […]


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