With crews back in place after a short delay, work on the 1st Avenue bridge replacement continues. Officials ran into some scheduling problems and have altered the completion date to October 16th.

Director of Engineering Josh Mickleborough says extra steps were needed to make sure they didn't damage underground infrastructure in the area.

"The piles on that are over 60 feet deep and you wouldn't want to hit that," explained Mickleborough who also said there are gas and power lines that could have caused some problems. "

The bridge work already caused a boil water advisory a month earlier when work on the East Feeder line caused it to depressurize, making it important not to puncture or damage a line. "We brought in some pretty innovative technology to locate that very accurately."

Now that the bridge is completely demolished, crews will excavate and remove the material, then create the new infrastructure for the new bridge.


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