July 20, 2023 – The new span stretches across Tokul Creek. Crews will return to add permanent striping down the center of the bridge in August 2023.
May 15, 2023 – Crews work to complete the new bridge deck scheduled to open to traffic in early June 2023.
March 16, 2023 – A crewmember smooths the freshly poured concrete on the new bridge deck.
March 1, 2023 – Crews put down reinforcing rebar before the concrete is poured for the new bridge deck. All traffic will continue to use the temporary bridge on the left for the duration of the project.
Feb. 7, 2023 – Crews use two large cranes to hoist the second of five massive girders for the new bridge.
Feb. 7, 2023 – It takes multiple crewmembers on each side of the new span to perfectly align the new bridge girders.
Dec. 5, 2022 – Crews will remove the final three concrete footings to complete the old bridge demolition in December 2022.
Nov. 21, 2022 – An excavator clears the footing debris from the old bridge.
Nov. 14, 2022 – Contract crew members work to remove the footings of the old bridge with the help of an excavator.
Nov. 8, 2022 – Two excavators tear down the old bridge during demolition.
Nov. 7, 2022 – Our contractor crew demolishes the old bridge before they build the new permanent bridge. All traffic will use the temporary bridge (shown here on the right) during construction.
Oct. 25, 2022 – Traffic shifts to the temporary bridge.
Oct. 21, 2022 – Our contractor finishes the temporary bridge on the left before the old Upper Tokul bridge on the right is removed. Photo credit to community member, Mike Smyth.
Oct. 20, 2022 – The temporary bridge gets paved before traffic switches over in late October.
Oct. 10, 2022 – Concrete abutments are placed to provide support for the new temporary bridge.
Oct. 10, 2022 – A large truck sprays water to damp down dust clouds.
Oct. 4, 2022 – Two crewmembers compact soil in preparation for the concrete abutments for the temporary bridge