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Hwy 61 Hastings Bridge

Hastings

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November 2013

 

Crews facilitate one of a series of concrete deck pours for the northbound lanes on the south approach roadway.

Crews facilitate one of a series of concrete deck pours for the northbound lanes on the south approach roadway.

Another view of a crew member working on the deck of the main span.
Ames Construction workers pour concrete that will serve as the bridge deck for the northbound lanes on the south end of the Project site.
A view of the old Hastings Bridge following the removal of the deck on the main span.

A view of the old Hastings Bridge following the removal of the deck on the main span.

A flag operator manages traffic on Second Street while a concrete deck pour takes place for the northbound lanes on the south approach roadway.
A flag operator manages traffic on Second Street while a concrete deck pour takes place for the northbound lanes on the south approach roadway.
A view of both bridges—old and new—from the north side of the river. Two lanes of traffic, one in each direction, cross the new Hastings Bridge.

A view of both bridges—old and new—from the north side of the river. Two lanes of traffic, one in each direction, cross the new Hastings Bridge.

A construction worker paints the hanger cables on the new Hastings Bridge.
A construction worker paints the hanger cables on the new Hastings Bridge.
A crew member uses an industrial saw as part of the deck removal process on the main span of the old Hastings Bridge.

A crew member uses an industrial saw as part of the deck removal process on the main span of the old Hastings Bridge.

Construction crews continued work on the bridge following the two-lane traffic switch onto the new Hastings Bridge, including painting the hanger cables.

Construction crews continued work on the bridge following the two-lane traffic switch onto the new Hastings Bridge, including painting the hanger cables.

A view of the skeleton-like reinforcement bar on the south approach roadway before the concrete deck is poured.

A view of the skeleton-like reinforcement bar on the south approach roadway before the concrete deck is poured.

Construction crews set deck forms for the south approach slab span.
Construction crews set deck forms for the south approach slab span.
Construction crews construct Pier 2 to support the northbound south approach roadway.

Construction crews construct Pier 2 to support the northbound south approach roadway.

The construction team removes pieces of the deck of the main span of the old Hastings Bridge.
The construction team removes pieces of the deck of the main span of the old Hastings Bridge.
An aerial view of the hanger cables painting process on the new Hastings Bridge, with the superstructure of the old Hastings Bridge in the background.

An aerial view of the hanger cables painting process on the new Hastings Bridge, with the superstructure of the old Hastings Bridge in the background.

A view looking up at the superstructure of “Big Blue” following the removal of its concrete deck. Construction crews began the removal process of the old Hastings Bridge immediately following the two-lane traffic switch onto the new Hastings Bridge.

A view looking up at the superstructure of “Big Blue” following the removal of its concrete deck. Construction crews began the removal process of the old Hastings Bridge immediately following the two-lane traffic switch onto the new Hastings Bridge.

The old Highway 61 approach roadway was removed prior to construction of the northbound lanes for the new Hastings Bridge. Here, the roadway has been removed up to the base of the superstructure of “Big Blue.”

The old Highway 61 approach roadway was removed prior to construction of the northbound lanes for the new Hastings Bridge. Here, the roadway has been removed up to the base of the superstructure of “Big Blue.”

 

 

 

 

June 2013

 

Construction crews work to construct the deck of the main span

Construction crews install the maze of reinforcing bar, or rebar, that will strengthen the concrete deck of the south approach, which will support the northbound lanes of Hwy 61 traffic. Once completed, the new Hastings Bridge will service four lanes of traffic.

Another view of a crew member working on the deck of the main span.
A project subcontractor prepares the deck of the north approach for a special surface coating.
A look at construction progress on the main span. Crews are slated to begin pouring concrete for the deck of the main span in mid-April
A view of both the old and new Hastings bridges from upstream.
Capturing the current and the new Hastings bridges in a single shot. The image is representative of both the past and the future of this charming river town.

Crews construct the roadway and north approach of the new Hastings Bridge. Two lanes of traffic—one in each direction—were switched to the new bridge in early June. The process of dismantling the old Hastings Bridge is underway.

A look at construction progress on the main span. Crews are slated to begin pouring concrete for the deck of the main span in mid-April
A surveyor at work on the north side of the Mississippi River. Two lanes of traffic—one in each direction—were switched to the new Hastings Bridge in early June, with all four lanes of traffic on schedule to be rerouted to the new bridge by the end of 2013.
Capturing the current and the new Hastings bridges in a single shot. The image is representative of both the past and the future of this charming river town.

Another view of both the old and new Hastings bridges from the south side of the river near the Hastings downtown district. The entire project is slated to be complete in spring 2014, with four lanes of traffic rerouted to the new Hastings Bridge by the end of 2013.

 

 

 

 

March 2013

 

Construction crews work to construct the deck of the main span

Construction crews work to construct the deck of the main span

Another view of a crew member working on the deck of the main span.
Another view of a crew member working on the deck of the main span.
A look at construction progress on the main span. Crews are slated to begin pouring concrete for the deck of the main span in mid-April
A look at construction progress on the main span. Crews are slated to begin pouring concrete for the deck of the main span in mid-April
Capturing the current and the new Hastings bridges in a single shot. The image is representative of both the past and the future of this charming river town.

Capturing the current and the new Hastings bridges in a single shot. The image is representative of both the past and the future of this charming river town.

February 2013

 

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The Hastings Bridge continues to make progress toward switching two lanes of traffic to the new bridge this spring, despite cold temperatures slowing construction in early 2013.

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Removal of the temporary tie girder began in late January.
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Workers remove the temporary tie girder as part of construction of the Main Span of the new Hastings Bridge.
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Construction crews completed removing the temporary tie girder in mid-February. The deck for the roadway of the new Hastings Bridge will be poured in Spring 2013.