In Photos: Crews Work To Complete Nine Mile Road Bridge

October 21, 2017

Crews are continuing construction work on the new Eleven Mile Creek bridge that will accommodate eastbound traffic on Nine Mile Road. This work is part of a $46 million effort to widen Nine Mile Road from two to four travel lanes, between Beulah Road and Highway 29.

Pictured below, construction workers are tying reinforcing steel, also known as “rebar”, for the bridge deck. The concrete will be placed once all the reinforcing steel has been installed. The reinforcing steel is good in tension and the concrete is good in compression and together they make for a strong bridge deck.

Pictured bottom, wet concrete is pumped from the concrete delivery truck using a specialty pump truck to the new bridge deck. Crew members consolidate the concrete into the deck forms with concrete vibrators.

In the top photo is the entire concrete deck placement sequence. On the right side of the photo is the wet concrete being delivered to the placement location by the concrete pump truck. The crew member in the white hard hat on the far right uses a remote control to move and position the discharge hose from the pump truck.

The “screed” moves back and forth to strike off the wet concrete to a smooth and uniform surface. Crew members ensure a uniform head, which is slightly above the finished surface, of the wet concrete is consolidated as the screed moves forward. Next, crews use a work platform to hand finish any small imperfections and ensure a uniform finish.

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One Response to “In Photos: Crews Work To Complete Nine Mile Road Bridge”

  1. Beulah Resident on October 23rd, 2017 2:25 pm

    Can’t wait to see this road construction coming to a close. We’re blocked in from Muscogee Rd. and 9 Mile is so congested. I pray we don’t have a bad emergency any time soon. Kingsfield west is a horror to travel on. So many 90 degree curves and no shoulders. It will be a welcomed change to have our area back to normal

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