St. Croix Crossing project makes progress on bridge deck construction
Project releases video on building the river bridge pier columns and crossbeams
April 27, 2016
STILLWATER, Minn. – St. Croix Crossing construction crews continue to place segments at all five river pier locations. River bridge construction highlights for the week of April 25 are:
- Crews are placing the 19th of 29 segments in the bridge deck construction sequence at Pier 8, closest to Minnesota land.
- Crews are placing the 20th and 21st of 29 segments in the bridge deck construction sequence at Pier 9.
- Crews are placing the first eastbound and westbound segments at both Piers 10 and 11 in the middle of the St. Croix River.
- Crews are placing the sixth and seventh of 29 segments in the bridge deck construction sequence at Pier 12, closest to Wisconsin land.
In addition, crews continue to assemble the ringer crane (PDF) that will sit on a temporary pad next to the Wisconsin shoreline. Once complete, it will lift and place segments at Pier 13. The contractor anticipates segment placement will begin at Pier 13 by the end of May.
The project’s second Manitowoc 888 ringer crane is anticipated to arrive on site by the end of April. However, crews need to assemble the crane’s boom before it is operational. This crane will lift and place segments at Piers 10 and 11.
Minnesota approach construction highlight
Construction crews are placing approach bridge segments at Pier 3 that will make up the driving surface of the off-ramp to Highway 95 in Minnesota.
Educational video: Pier columns and crossbeams construction
The St. Croix Crossing project has released the second video in a multi-part how-to bridge construction video series. Learn how the contractor built the pier columns and crossbeams at each river pier location. Watch the video.
Wisconsin approach construction update
The contractor is currently adding aggregate around the project site. Concrete paving for the four-lane WIS 64 extension remains on track to begin in May.
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