Monday, January 27, 2014

DOT aims to keep Flagler span open until replacement is finished |

Reporter David Rogers fills us in on the next steps in repair and construction surrounding the Flagler Memorial Bridge. Towards the end of the article, there is an expression of disbelief surrounding the extra $9 million that was spent last fall, only to have the bridge close two days later. Click title for link.
“We are still optimistic that we are going to be able to continue the construction of the new bridge while maintaining the current level of traffic on the existing bridge,” Parker [Geoffrey Parker, senior project engineer] said. “There are different methods of getting the casings in the ground without excessive vibrations.”
Parker declined to elaborate on those methods. But he said the DOT is considering retaining another consultant to understand all the options.