Over the past few months, crews have made significant progress on the Brown Road (County Road 146) bridge project.
Bridge abutments nearing completion
One of the major activities that is nearing completion is forming and pouring new bridge abutments. Abutments are supporting structures located at each end of the bridge span. They provide support for the entire bridge. Weather permitting, abutment work is expected to be complete by Friday, July 21.
Construction crews work on forming the abutment before pouring.
Erosion protection work begins Monday, July 24
With reconstruction moving at a good pace in this area, crews are expected to begin riprap sloping. Riprap is a man-made form that is comprised of large rocks or concrete objects. It is intended to protect bridge abutments and shorelines from erosion.
This work is expected to last approximately a week, weather permitting.
Structural work follows
Once sloping work is completed, crews will begin structural work of the bridge. Structural work will include placing bridge beams and bearings in order to provide a resting surface for the bridge deck. Structural work is expected to continue into August followed by deck work.
The bridge is expected to reopen later in the fall.