Monday, July 9, 2012

Even as the current July heat takes its toll, the construction of the Bates Bridge over the Merrimack River continues to make progress. The work by MassDOT officials and the contractor have brought the project up to 53% complete with the completion of placing cement concrete for piers 1, 2 and 4, and the continued placement of cement concrete and reinforcing steel for the pier bases and walls in cofferdam 3.

Posted below is the actual report provided by MassDOT and two photos of the bridge’s progress.
Bates Bridge Replacement - Status Update - July 2012 Progress Photos

Girder being installed onto the south abutment.
Reinforcing steel and concrete work ongoing at pier 3.