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Construction on new Harbor Bridge beginning to take shape

Posted: 4:15 PM, Apr 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-19 17:15:48-04

Construction of the new harbor bridge is in full swing, so far, crews have made a lot of progress.

Construction crews have been working on the new Harbor Bridge for about a year-and-a-half, but it wasn’t until the beginning of this year that that people could begin to see visible signs of progress from Highway 181.

Crews have started construction on the columns that will be the support system for the approach bridges.

A total of 88 columns will be built; four of them are already visible.

"The next step will be putting on pier caps,” said project engineer Nick Manfredini. “Soon enough, you’ll start seeing erection begin which is going to be an awesome feat."

To accomplish that, crews are going to need some heavy machinery, a 1,200 ton crane to be exact.

“It’s great for the community. There’s lots of people working, and we’re going to have lots more start,” Manfredini said. “It’s a great atmosphere, this will be the hotspot for quite some time here."

In a few months, road segments for the bridge will be taken to the site.

The bridge is still on schedule to be completed in the spring of 2020.