D Construction completed installing all components of the new outer steel beams and replacing the existing beam support bearings at each pier and abutment for the east half of the west bridge over the Fox River. The Contractor is now focusing on framing the east half replacement bridge deck. While the carpenters are working on framing the east half of the bridge, Ironworkers will be jacking up the beams for the west half of the bridge and replacing the pier seats and support bearings.
Due to a change in construction schedule, the Fox River Trail will no longer be closed between June 29th and July 1st as previously mentioned. The trail will be closed for a 2 day duration in the near future (dates currently unknown). Please continue to check the website for an update as to when the trial will be closed.
Construction activities related to the Indian Trail over the Fox River bridge improvements project require that the Fox River Trail be closed from June 29th to July 1st. Notification signage has been placed along the trail for advance notice to regular trail users. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.
D Construction has sucessfully set the new beams along the widened piers of the west bridge over the Fox River. The new beams along the outside of the bridge will carry the load of the wider replacement bridge. Upon completing the new beam installation, the Contractor removed the existing concrete bridge deck. D Construction is now focusing on rehabilitation of the existing beams. The existing beams need to be lifted by use of hydraulic jacks so that the existing beam support bearings can be replaced along with the extensions of the concrete beam seats at each pier and abutment. This
D Construction has successfully widened all 6 concrete piers serving the west bridge over the Fox River. The contactor is now focusing on setting the new steel beams that will support the wider replacement bridge deck. Upon completing the beam installation, the existing bridge deck will be entirely removed, which will allow for rehabilitation of the existing steel beams to remain. In addition to the west bridge work, D Construction's subcontractor, Crown Painting, has substantially completed cleaning and painting the steel beams for the east bridge. The project remains on schedule.