Just a quick update that we are still on track to open the bridge to traffic the first week of June.
Crews today focused on testing the new drawspan, which is why the center channel was closed for several hours during the middle of the day.
The project team is also focusing on important but not-so-visible tasks that must be completed before the bridge is safe for people to drive across.
We sent out a press release today to update the media, and the principal project engineer had a quote that I think makes the bridge construction relatable to a lot of people who have built or remodeled a home.
Dave Ziegler said: "Like when building a new house, even though it might look ready from the outside, there is lots of interior work to do before move-in day arrives."
But we're getting really close. We'll provide an update Sunday afternoon describing how the remaining work is progressing. Stay tuned.