|Crowd at ODOT viewing area, Click to enlarge all photos.|
|You'll rarely see Broadway Extension closed, view from 50th Street.|
North truss waiting to be moved at center top.
|Here's an untold story|
The crowd included young and old and lots of would-be engineers commenting away, all marveling at the events as the truss was inched into place to fit on giant bolts.
They shut down I-235 last night, and by the time I arrived about 8:30 this morning, the truss was already moved south.
When I left at just after 10, it had been placed on the a concrete pillars that will allow the BNSF freights to cross the widened I-235 when completed--the largest project in ODOT history at $88 million. While I was there, four BNSF freights rumbled by on the heavily transited soon-to-be replaced existing bridge, sounding their horns, adding to the atmosphere of the constant warning beeping of construction vehicles backing up.
|ODOT held a televised news conference explaining the project|
You can catch live online streaming at www.i235live.com.
|Inch by inch|
|Or even less than nch by inch|
|The scale of this is astounding|
Wow, totally jealous of you. I remember that crossing well. Amazing how big yet how precise it is. And the ironworkers. They always wear their hard hats backwards to make it easier to see up.ReplyDelete