Cianbro's PNSY Bridge #1 Repairs Project Celebrates Milestone
9/10/2015 2:18:00 PM |
After ten months of hard work, Cianbro's team at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Bridge #1 Repairs Project has achieved a major milestone. Just prior to the Labor Day weekend, the team turned the Navy’s daily traffic over onto the new Phase One span and has begun demolition on the Phase Two side of the bridge. Phase Two is the final phase of the project and entails the removal of the old bridge and installation of a new outbound span in order to make the structure a two-lane bridge once again. The job was necessary because the Navy recognized that they had a 96-year-old bridge which they had repaired on numerous occasions over the years, and the time had come for a replacement. The bridge serves as critical infrastructure for the Navy’s mission at the shipyard. Cianbro's team members mobilized at the site in November of 2014 and are scheduled to wrap-up the project in April of 2016.
“The team has done an outstanding job,” said Project Superintendent Matt Hebert. “There have been numerous challenges over the course of the project, and everyone has worked very well together to meet those challenges head-on, to come up with positive solutions and to keep moving forward. We are on track for a safe and successful completion.”