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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:59 am 
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After a tour Monday afternoon I realized that the weekend work had propelled the bridge work farther ahead than I' thought. Here we're looking north at the southbound lanes on the right and sidewalk on the left of the barrier wall. Many are curious about how tall the barrier wall is; in the upper right is a section of the concrete form being held by 2 workers but the form was only filled to 1 foot below the top so it is about 4 foot tall. In the lower left can be seen rebar sticking up from the sidewalk, these are for mounting the fence "posts" shown below.

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This east side, Northbound lanes, barrier with forms still intact, sidewalk and fence posts shows the anti-jumper fence that they call the pedestrian fence. In a previous plan this side of the bridge was scheduled to open first but because of subcontractor delays that prevented a timely installation of the 12 inch water pipe to the side of the bridge (girder) under the sidewalk and barrier wall work was expedited on the west, southbound side of the bridge which looks real possible for a December 30 opening barring any unforeseen problems like weather.

Here I will mention the penalties and fines which I've been told many times are in the $20,000 per day range, everybody said so, Bridge Boss, DOT and Corporate overseers so Friday morning a substitue bridge boss was sent in and Johnny headed to corporate hq and a weekend at home. At Corporate Hq they studied the contract and found that the actual time given between closing the old and opening the new was 210 days, rather then the 220 days previous floated, with No penalties or fines for taking more time.

When the DOT was presented with this fact their response, I'm told, was "really?" and here's the good part, they, the DOT, said that they would have forgiven any fines because they were so impressed with the bridge crew which, in the face of multiple subcontractor delays and breakdowns the bridge crew just kept moving along, working around any delays. I was very pleased to hear this as, from my up close view, from before day one, I also say this basic bridge crew and their boss Johnny are an excellent team.

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Just another view from up to, it's a really long bridge, longer than the old bridge.

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For the technically inclined. this is an Expansion Joint, one at each end of the bridge. The bluish line that is a foam insulation that will be removed and replaces with rubber to compensate for the difference between the temperature expansion and contraction concrete and asphalt. If a further technical explanation is desired just reply with a request.


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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
Farmer's Market
Tai Chi Chuan
Permaculture Silver City - Monthly Meeting - Aquaponics!
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Ecstatic Dance
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Laughter Club at 12:15pm
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
Hapkido Class
Compassionate Friends Gathering
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
ToSC Council Meeting- Agenda
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Hapkido Class
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Tai Chi Chuan
Farmer's Market
Gin Rummy
A Community Storytelling Project
MRAC Annual Meeting
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
The WildWorks Youth Space
Blooming Lotus Meditation
Pet Central Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Qi Gung for Health at the Lotus Center
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Hapkido Class
Pet Central Thrift Store
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works










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