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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 that will connect the two sides of the bridge is expected to occur in late October.  The scheduled availability to traffic remains at the end of 2011.  The roadway approaches to the new bridge are also progressing well.  We recently started the process to place “foamed concrete” which is a light weight fill material, behind the abutment on the south side of the inlet.  Some paving of the approach roads has also occurred.

For more information, please visit the project website at