Foundation work begins on Downtown Crossing

Foundation work begins on Downtown Crossing

Foundation work begins on Downtown Crossing

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 1 at 2:08 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Crews with Walsh Construction are now working on building the foundations for the new downtown crossing that's part of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

The project manager, Joel Halterman, told WHAS11 News the construction is on schedule. Right now, workers are using cranes to lift steel casings into place in process known as 'spinning the cans.'  The casings will be spun into the underlying bedrock and extended above the river. Eventually, crews will pour concrete through a pipe that goes to the bottom of the shaft.

The bridge will be built with nine piers. Four will be on land, and five of them will be in the water. Three of the piers will include tower supports. 

 

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