South Park Bridge Construction Continues and Businesses are Open!

14th Avenue South prior to reopening on June 15. (Photo courtesy of King County DOT)

Street improvements related to the South Park Bridge construction continue to take shape in the neighborhood.  A couple of weeks ago, crews completed concrete work in the commercial district between Dallas Avenue S and S Cloverdale Street. They are close to finalizing the remaining strip of sidewalk on the east side of 14thAvenue S.

In mid-June, the contractor started excavation work to construct the footing for the structural earth wall at the south bridge approach and has already erected nine 150 – foot girders. On the north side of the project, three concrete girders were set.

Prestressed concrete girders span from Pier 1 in foreground to Pier 2.(Photo by John Stamets, courtesy of King County DOT)

 

Hard clay is dredged up in small amounts from deep inside Pier 3.(Photo by John Stamets, courtesy of King County DOT)

An exciting milestone is scheduled to happen in July, when the pre-assembly for the first of two bascule leaves will be completed. This work is occurring in Libby, Montana!

First prototype pedestrian rail section at Jesse Engineering last Friday. This section will hold a historical rail panel.(Photo courtesy of King County DOT)

The King County DOT hosted its second South Park Bridge slideshow presentation on June 14. The presentation included photos by John Stamets and an overview by Tim Lane, county engineer. The food provided was procured at local restaurants.

Remember to visit South Park and shop locally!!! Businesses are OPEN during construction and are happy to serve the community and visitors. Find out more about the culture and services available in the area, including the upcoming 2nd Annual “Lucha Libre en la Calle” event here: http://www.catchtheculture.com/

For more information, visit the South Park Bridge project website at: www.kingcounty.gov/SouthParkBridge