Construction in progress
October 2016 - Work continues on the new Highway 24 bridge over the Mississippi River in Clearwater. The project is on schedule.
Crews are constructing piers five and six and the east abutment. Plans are to deliver and place the pre-fabricated bridge beams in late-fall or early-winter 2016-2017.
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Construct piers, abutments
Crews continue to construct bridge abutments and six piers from west to east across the river. Two piers are inland and four are in the river. Cofferdams, made from steel sheet pile were driven into the riverbed to create a dry space to work in the river. Steel pile is driven deep into the earth to help form the foundation for the piers. Then piers are constructed inside the cofferdam.
A temporary road known as a causeway is constructed from the west river bank out into the water to access the worksite. Poster of work stages, details
This work will continue through 2016.
The current bridge will remain open to traffic as the new one is built. Motorists may encounter heavy moving vehicles entering or exiting work areas.
When the new bridge is opened to traffic in fall 2017, the old structure will be removed by June 30, 2018.
|Prepare work area||Aug. 15 - Fall 2015|
|Construct six piers, abutments||Fall 2015 - Fall 2016|
|Place beams||Winter 2016-2017|
|Construct bridge deck surface, sidewalks, road and trail connections, aesthetics||Spring - Fall 2017|
|Open to traffic||Fall 2017|
|Remove old bridge and road connections, establish turf or landscape|| Fall 2017 - June 30, 2018,
includes over winter
*The contractor may work year round. Schedule is subject to change.