Concrete Bridge Abutment Pours to Begin in Late March
With the bulk of the ongoing construction at the Rollins Road Gateway project being mostly out of site, it’s hard to tell how far along they have come over the past several weeks. The latest information from the project engineer, Mark S. Molnar, is that this week the contractor will continue to excavate material in the railroad bridge area. After that is completed they should be able to install the last of the ground anchors in that area by the end of the week. Once those things pass inspection, the final bit of excavation can take place and the construction of the new bridge can begin.
The test piles were installed on March 5th and 6th. They expect the work on the rest of the piles to begin on March 7th and take place over the next 12-14 days.
During the week of March 23rd the first concrete for the bridge abutment should be placed. There will be several concrete pours in the weeks to follow as the abutments are built up. Once that is complete, the steel for the new railroad bridge will be placed, scheduled to begin April 21st.