Upper Trinity Regional Water District team members, Flatiron Constructors and Lamb-Star Engineering celebrated as the last beam for the SH 34 North Sulphur River bridge was laid on August 11th.
“In roughly 12 months the team has gone from grassland to this milestone of setting the final beam,” said Project Manager Josh Pfingst with Flatiron Constructors. “This impressive milestone includes 360 drilled shafts, 144 columns, 48 caps and 353 TX-54 concrete girders. Most importantly, it was achieved safely and on schedule.”
Flatiron and Lamb-Star were joined onsite for the milestone by key team members of Upper Trinity as well as Huitt-Zollars, Inc, Fugro and Texas First Rentals. Attendees took the opportunity to sign their names on the last of the 120-foot-long beams before cheering as it was placed onto the completed bridge structure and enjoying a cookout together.
Work continues to pour the bridge’s deck and finish a concrete traffic rail. Construction crews also continue to place columns and beams on the nearby Merrill Creek Bridge, which at 600 feet long is only about a tenth as long as the North Sulphur River one.