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The large crane is a substantial time-saver for construction workers, who would typically use a pair of 150-ton cranes on similar projects.
Two of the five spans have steel reinforcement in place, and bottom deck forms are completed on all five spans. Marc states, "In roughly 25 years, I have never seen a bridge be designed and constructed this quickly.The state continues to be confident that the project will be completed on or before June 15th, 2017.Keith Parker, General Manger and CEO of MARTA, has partnered with the Georgia Department of Transportation to provide tips for motorists affected by the I-85 closure. The reconstruction was finished in an impressive six weeks – one month ahead of the original, estimated completion date.
Construction crews re-opened the Northbound lanes on late Friday evening, and the Southbound lanes on Saturday. Matthews and the Georgia Department of Transportation on such a successful project!
Today Georgia Department of Transportation officials announced that the I-85 bridge will re-open by Memorial Day. Last week workers installed the last of the support beams, as well as poured concrete for four of the six decks, completing the northbound travel lanes.