Saturday, May 2, 2009

Day 2 work sets stage for truss removal

The plan today is to continue removing structural steel and the second of two transition spans on the east end. Watch the transition span removal at Flickr...

Removing the transition spans sets the stage for cranes to remove the east truss tomorrow (May 3).

However, as you can imagine, the truss removal is a delicate job and weather dependant.

That's why crews are closely monitoring the weather forecast for tomorrow. If the wind is blowing too hard, the truss removal will be delayed.

We'll keep you posted, and if the truss removal does happen tomorrow, we'll post photos and video on Flickr.

6 comments:

Starship said...

Nice video of the span removal. Any chance we could get a link to that video cam?

irwinj@wsdot.wa.gov said...

For security reasions, we can't offer the link to that construction camera. However, we will feature similar videos to keep everyone posted on the work as it progresses.

Sarah said...

Sarah Lamb here :) Looks like you guys are doing a great job of keeping everyone informed. I'm getting the highway alerts on my cell phone and love seeing the pics. Will you guys have a time-lapse video of the bridge replacement after it's all done?

irwinj@wsdot.wa.gov said...

Thanks for the kind words. We should have some sort of time lapse compilation (much like the ones we did for the Tacoma and Seattle work sites).

Anonymous said...

I'd like to put in a kind word and "thank you" to the folks who planned, organized, set up and are operating the Jefferson County-Kitsap County shuttle-ferry-shuttle connection. I would have never believed how smoothly things have gone during the first two days. Keep up the good work!

Sarah said...

Fantastic! Thanks Joe.