ONLINE UPDATE: Contractor rained out during last overnight bridge closure

by Kelly Corbett
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Three of the four nights scheduled for overnight Heide Trask Drawbridge closures went at scheduled.

The overnight closures began Sunday, Feb. 23 and lasted through Wednesday, Feb. 26. The contractor, American Bridge Company, was rained out Wednesday, Feb. 26 through Thursday, Feb. 27.

The contractor was able to complete installing the temporary span locks and began demolition of existing span locks. Also, 90 percent of the repair and touch-up painting was completed.

No emergency openings were required during the overnight closures. As of January 2014, 95 percent of the work was completed. About 97 percent is expected to be completed by the end of February 2014, with the scheduled date of completion expected March 31.

For the next couple of weeks, most bridge openings will be closer to 15 minutes long, compared to the typical eight minute opening.

More overnight closures are scheduled to occur from Sunday, March 2 through Wednesday, March 5, from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.


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