Contractors are finishing up their work on the St. Georges Bridge as they prepare to reopen the span.
Since it’s closure, on Monday, September. 10, 2018, workers from Freyssinet, Inc. have been busy replacing the deck joint strip seals on the bridge. That work included the replacement of 45 floor beam covers, more than 7,000 bolts, and rivets.
With the projected completion date fast approaching, January 31, 2019, we checked with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Spokesman Tim Boyle to see if everything was still on schedule.
Boyle tells First State Update that they are on schedule to reopen next Thursday. “The bridge will reopen to traffic January 31st.”, said Boyle. He did not indicate what time it would be reopened.
St. Georges Bridge was originally constructed in 1941 and is owned and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.