Completion expected in early to middle July

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 05:24 PM.

"The reason why they didn’t use it was they would have had to cut out all of the rebar that was in that concrete and I guess that was a little bit of tedious work so they decided the best interest and time would be to just haul it off and bring in new material," McMannen said.

Workers with Palmetto Contracting lowered 14 of the last 70-foot slabs in place to form the main span of the bridge last week.

"Once they get that span finished and get those slabs tied in and grouted, they’ll be putting barrier rail in," McMannen said. "They still have work to do on the new tie in to Church Street … then some sidewalk and some seeding and mulching."

In the next couple of weeks, the bulk of the work on the new bridge will have been completed, McMannen said.

The old Church Road causeway that approached the now-removed Church Road Bridge will be cut down to the wetlands elevation. Some of that material will be used to create the base for the realigned Church Road, which will intersect the service road just east of the new bridge and creek near the old Wendy’s restaurant.

According to McMannen, the plan calls for asphalt to be poured on the top of the new bridge.

A 4-foot-wide pedestrian and bicycle path will be part of the new bridge, which will also have lights overhead.



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