The South White Chapel Bridge is now OPEN—seven (7) days ahead of schedule!
On Wednesday, December 31, 2014, the South White Chapel Bridge was opened back up to traffic following a three week closure that began the implementation of mitigation efforts to address erosion concerns around the bridge’s columns and supports. Crews worked diligently to pour new concrete collars around the bridge columns, which will enhance the column support of the bridge and ensure the bridge’s structural integrity.
The City has appreciated your patience during this closure and we recognize the inconvenience it may have caused some motorists.
“Due to the nature of the work, closing the bridge was deemed necessary in order to maximize the success of the mitigation efforts being undertaken,” notes Director of Public Works Robert Price, “we felt it necessary to limit loads on the bridge for safety reasons as well as construction efficiency.”
Although the bridge is opened, work will continue for the next several months on and around the South White Chapel Bridge as crews continue to implement erosion control and scour mitigation efforts. Temporary lane closures and delays may be likely as the work continues so please check for any updates regarding temporary closures/delays via the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
For more information about this project, please visit click here. For questions, please contact Steve Anderson, P.E., CFM at 817-748-8101.