Thursday, October 21, 2010

Two Rivers Bridge: Lifting the Truss

Two cranes lifted a 210-foot-long steel truss and set it on its piers across the Little Maumelle River on Wednesday in Little Rock, Arkansas. The 200,000-pound truss arches across the navigational span and is a vital component in the completion of the Two Rivers Bridge. By next summer, bicyclists and hikers will have miles of trails to explore as the bridge connects the Arkansas River Trail with Two Rivers Park.

The eight-piece truss was prefabricated and transported by truck to the site where it was bolted together. The remaining bridge sections are 100-foot prestressed concrete spans that will be constructed in place. The bridge's profile will continue to take shape as the remaining beams will soon be delivered, and in the near future construction crews will begin pouring portions of the concrete deck.

Garver provided engineering services to design the 13-span, 1,162-foot bridge.

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