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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:18 am 
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After months of frustrated waiting the NM DOT received the last 2 final reports that would declare the 90 Bridge safe or need the north half torn out and replaced. The reports declared both issues concerning pillar 4 as being "within tolerances" and declared safe. But neither report made a determination as to whether the long term stresses of these problems will shorten the life of the bridge.

Soon, if not already the dOT will declare the bridge "Non-Conforming" and the contractor, IHC, will be docked some portion of the $7 Million dollars construction cost that has not been paid to them yet.

The last report from Walla Engineering dealt with the steel wedges between the girders and the pillar being installed improperly in every way possible that resulted in the girders being out of alignment as shown with my red lines in the photo above. This resulted in the girders on the left being higher than ends of the girders on the right resulting in the thickness of the 8.5 inch concrete roadway being different. Note the steel wedges below the girders, the thick wedge on the left has raised that girder and should have been on the right.
Note: the photo above was probably taken by an inspector but work was not stopped nor corrections made.

The other report was concerning 2 of the 3 columns of pillar 4 being out of plumb (plumb being perfectly vertical). The 31 foot tall column in the center is the worst so it was studied, it was found to be off 5.28 inches in one direction and 3.72 inches off in the other direction. Again these were declared within tolerances.

Baring something I don't know about or new issues coming up this will bring to a close. for now, the nearly 3 year saga of the physical replacing of the 90 Bridge and what an education, what a ride its been as many of my articles and photos brought work to a halt or slowed it down as various government agencies descended of the site to straighten out various issues I reported on. This is not to mention, before the work began, my coverage of another 3 years of planning stage public meetings.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:01 am 
So a nonconforming bridge has been replaced by a nonconforming bridge.
This is New Mexico. No one will lose his/her job over it.
And the traveling public may or may not be safe.


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Count Birds For Science This Weekend
Town Council Candidate ~ Eiline Kingsley "Meet-And-Greet"
Celebrate Silver City's Territorial Charter Day
Grant County Democratic Party Pre-Primary Convention
Permaculture Silver City - Monthly Meeting
STRONG by Zumba - HIIT Training
Community Drumming Circle Lotus Center 4:30pm
Folk Singer Slaid Cleaves in Silver City
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Count Birds For Science This Weekend
Town Council Candidate ~ Eiline Kingsley "Meet-and-Greet"
Ecstatic Dance
Agape Meal and Art Project
19
Count Birds For Science This Weekend
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
Laughter Yoga at 1 p.m. at the Lotus Center
Silver Chorale rehearsals
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
20
Hapkido Class
Zumba!!
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
21
Hapkido Class
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
Tai Chi Chuan
Insight Buddhist Meditation
WILL Lunch & Learn
Gin Rummy
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
22
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Zumba!!
Blooming Lotus Meditation
STRONG by Zumba - HIIT Training
Pet Central Thrift Store
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
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Qi Gung for Health and Longevity
Zumba!!
GCCCA Concert: The Quebe Sisters
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
STRONG by Zumba - HIIT Training
GCCCA Concert - The Quebe Sisters
Hapkido Class
Pet Central Thrift Store
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
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