October 2015 La Loma Bridge Project Update

October 2015

The asphalt concrete has been removed from the bridge deck. A majority of the work is occurring below the bridge. A pedestrian cover and support foundations for the “falsework” that will be constructed are underway. The contractor has begun erecting the vertical elements of the falsework. The trail on the east side of the channel under the bridge will be closed intermittently between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday, from mid-October 2015 (while constructing overhead elements) through December 2015 (during removal of existing bridge). Signs will be posted designating a detour trail route. Preparations to construct a temporary bridge to transport heavy equipment to the west side of the channel are also underway.

Project Progress Photos For October 2015

Image of Installing Posts
Installing posts - the posts will be used to protect debris from falling into the Arroyo Seco during the demolition of the existing bridge and support the framework during the construction of the new bridge
Drilling Micropiles
Drilling micropiles - micropiles are the foundation system for supporting the new bridge