Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Temporary Bridge Repair Update: Getting Close to Wrapping Up

NCDOT crews have finished the guardrail work affecting traffic on the N.C.12 temporary bridge. This afternoon,the permanent metal guardrail was installed. Work continues dredging sand to the south side of the inlet to reinforce the shoreline and to anchor the armor stone protecting the bridge. If the weather hold outs this weekend and next week, work will begin to fill approximately 100 sand bags which will be placed between the new sheet piling. The sand bags are five feet wide, 15 feet long & two feet tall. It's possible that next week, we may have to close a lane over the bridge for a small portion of a day or two while we load equipment necessary to finish the job.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Update of Repairs to the Temporary Bridge - with Photos

As of yesterday afternoon, approximately 2,500 tons of armor rock have been placed around the bridge. The tides and currents have been favorable, allowing the rock to be installed against the new sheet pile that extends into the water from the south end of the bridge. More rock is needed against the existing sheet pile on the west side. Rock placement is also underway at the end of the new sheet pile on the east side.

Weather and tide permitting, the rock placement could be complete next week. Temporary lane closures began January 18th near the temporary bridge so crews could install protective measures to prevent erosion near the south end of the bridge.
More photos of the repair work on Flickr