Posted by: Stan Russell | August 25, 2017

Photographs from Caltrans show the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge girders have reached the south side!


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Photographs from Caltrans show the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge girders have reached the south side!

Susana Cruz with Caltrans tells me crews got the steel all the way across the canyon at about 7:30 Thursday night. The girders weigh 900 tons and engineers designed a cable system to pull the bridge across inches at a time. The launch started on Monday and it was a success. This is a FIRST for California, never before has the state pulled a bridge longitudinally into place.

Now crews will dismantle the temporary launch tower in the middle of the canyon and lower the bridge into place on top of the abutments. Engineers expect the bridge will open in October, a bit later than the late September opening they were hoping for when the $24 million project got started in March.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Construction

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Construction

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Construction Completes the span

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