The final girder of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge Project was lifted into place on Wednesday, October 6, an event that represents a "great internal milestone for the team," in the words of Project Engineer Marshall Goodchild. The girder is the last of 151 total girders to be set by Cianbro/Middlesex crews. "We'll spend the next few weeks impacting, demob'ing cranes and welding out bearings," said Goodchild.
The Joint Venture now has decks and parapets to complete in order to wrap up the project, according to Cianbro's Regional VP Linc Denison. The work will continue into December, at which time a small crew will remain on site to work on punch list items and other miscellaneous winter tasks. The main team will return in March to finish up the parapets and decks by August of 2011.
"It's no question that this is a fitting milestone to a well organized, well executed, and well managed project," Linc said. "Most importantly, I'd like to thank Senior Project Manager Chet Muckenhirn and the entire Q Bridge team for building a safe project, which has had only one recordable incident in the last 150,000 work hours."