New Center & South Bridge Construction
Progress Update: April 4
Prime Contractor: Orion Marine Construction, Tampa
Start date on both bridges: March 12
Finish dates: South Bridge - March, 2013; Center Bridge, December, 2013
South bridge: ACROW (temporary bridge) detour bridge pilings: All installed; 60-foot sections (two total) begin to be installed by crane; the first two sections will be installed this week with all six completed in about two weeks; a small 100-ton walking crane arrives next week; ACROW detour bridge will be completed sometime in mid-to-late May.
Note: The ACROW detour bridge has the same weight limits as the swing bridge
Center bridge: The second big barge crew with a 300-ton crane arrives in about two weeks.
It will begin working on test pilings for the center bridge.
Utility work: GIBA is most appreciative of the very positive, proactive, professional work by all four of the utility firms: GIWA, FPL, Comcast and Century Link, for their team efforts to work together in a timely manner and to successfully relocate their lines in very narrow areas without stepping on each other and to still not slow down Orion’s bridge work.
Public opinion surveys were sent out last week, and are due on April 15.
Keep in mind, NO information will be tracked. The numbering system on the surveys was placed there to avoid duplication of surveys, not to track residents’ opinions.
Information provided to the Boca Beacon by Jim Cooper, GIBA’s executive director
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