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route 72 manahawkin bay bridges project graphic


Octber 2014

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Galvanized reinforcement steel for the pier column previously assembled on the temporary trestle bridge is lifted into place by a crane. Once all the reinforcement steel is installed and tied together, concrete formwork is installed and the concrete for the piers is poured.
The reinforcement steel and formwork is all set for the pier shown and a concrete pumping truck is on site to pour the concrete needed to create the pier cap. After the concrete is poured, hardens and reaches an acceptable strength, the forms can be removed revealing the concrete structure.
The footing for the westerly abutment has been formed out and concrete is in the process of being poured. Reinforcement steel for the abutment's bridge seat and wall elements can be seen extending above the concrete forms to create the connection to the footing.
The bridge seat for the westerly abutment has been formed and poured. The northern portion of the abutment bridge seat has gained the strength needed so that the forms can be removed. The rest of the forms will remain in place until the concrete reaches the strength and age required to be self-supporting.
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