LEWALLEN BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT UPDATE
Lynn Murphy (Project Coordinator)
At month 21 of the 36 month project:
Girder Beam Installation:
Girder beam work continues, and twenty-seven additional beams are arriving this week. Once these are installed, only nine more are needed, and will be set once abutment # 1 is ready.
Abutment # 1: Steel beam pilings to create a foundation are now in place and crews are ready to build concrete forms (see photo). It will take several weeks to complete the abutment # 1 construction.
Engineering will soon begin to determine the exact elevation of the tops of all the newly installed girder beams. Once these elevations are mapped, plans for the construction of overhangs and decking will be prepared, and installation can begin. Several hundred pieces of galvanized steel deck pan have been delivered and are in storage.
Note: The TDOT Lewallen Bridge Replacement Project began on Monday September 17, 2018 and is scheduled for completion on August 31, 2021.