Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Behind the Scenes at the Paramount Bridge: Deck Pour

We’re soooo close! The Paramount Boulevard Bridge* over SR-60 in Montebello is just about done. Seriously! The ribbon-cutting is this Friday. (The actual opening will be Monday, May 21.) In the meantime, we thought we’d give you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the construction techniques that have rebuilt the overpass in just over five months. The video below features last week’s bridge deck pour. Even if you’re not an engineer or construction geek, this is pretty cool. 

*The Paramount Boulevard bridge was demolished after it was severely damaged by a fuel tanker fire on December 14, 2011. Thanks to funds provided by the Federal Highway Administration’s emergency relief program — and ‘round-the-clock work by a team of very dedicated people — Caltrans has been able to fast-track the project.