Thursday, January 6, 2011

Red Bridge Progress

I've been wanting for a while to get some photos of the ongoing work on the new Red Bridge Road bridge. The columns have been rising since last fall. It must be too cool to work the concrete to work this part of the project right now, because there were no workers to be seen. You can now see the route the road is going to take.

Columns rising up and the roadway build up to meet the raised bridge. You can see the rail road tracks below, passing between the columns.

A view looking west shows the rest of the roadway's new path, and the work that needed to be done to raise up the roadbed.

Just as I was walking back to my car, I heard a whistle. Train!! I certainly couldn't miss that chance. So here is a good view of cars waiting at the grade-level crossing for the Union Pacific freight train to pass.

This ground level view shows how the raised bridge will keep the traffic moving in the future.

Meantime, the faithful 80 year old Red Bridge continues to carry traffic east and west on Red Bridge Road while its replacement rises just to the north. The old bridge will not be razed but preserved as part of a pedestrian walkway system in Minor Park.

3 comments:

Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
I Also Love Trains!

Ann T.

the observer said...

Ann T:

Photoblog has a shot of the lead loco to this freight train--please check it out.

The Observer

chuck said...

Cool photos. :)