Pictured above, concrete being poured for the South Main Street bridge deck.
Pictured above, South Main Street bridge deck allowing concrete to cure.
JAMESTOWN, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities recently announced that a major construction milestone was completed for the South Main Street Bridge, which is located between 1st Street and Harrison Street in the City of Jamestown.
The bridge’s concrete relieving slab was poured on September 21, 2018 and after a 14-day curing period, the granite curbing and sidewalk placement can begin.
“We are making excellent progress on this bridge replacement so it is safe for our travelling public,” said Brad Bentley, Director of Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities. “In addition to pouring the relieving slab, new waterline and electrical services are substantially completed across the rehabilitated arches. Workers are also cleaning and resetting the stone masonry on the inside of the arches and outside walls.”
The next steps to finishing this bridge project include the pouring of the concrete bridge walls, constructing the bridge approaches, and completing the asphalt paving. In addition, the cofferdams and stream access that were needed for construction will be removed and stream banks restored. Simultaneously, the roadway beneath the railroad overpass will be rebuilt. Finally, the lamp posts, fixtures and cap stone will need to be installed on the bridge walls.
The County expects, notwithstanding any weather delays, that this important bridge project will be completed and opened by the end of November 2018.