August 19, 2009 – It’s not official, “BUT” the bridge is done and open for use. I have heard reports that the new B.C. connection is getting lots of use. We may have to install traffic signals? Just kidding.
SAFETY NOTE: Until the signs and stop lines are installed at the railroad crossing PLEASE stay back from the RR-tracks on weekends when the tourist train is passing. Ill try and get the hours of operation post here in the next few days.
AUGUST 6, 2009 – Bridge decking was poured early this morning (see photo below). Please give it a few days to cure and respect the contractors closed signs. Getting lots of feedback about riders riding the new paved sections to and from Boulder City.
BOULDER CITY AND THE RMLT PLANNING OCTOBER 17TH TRAIL OPENING CELEBRATION. STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!!!
July 28, 2009 – Bridge approaches paved. Bridge decking scheduled to be poured this week; then needs a week to cure. So look for bridge opening August 10th more or less.
Also contractor working on segments 3 & 4 paved portions of segment #4 around the Vet’s home. The trail is trekking east day by day toward a late summer completion.
July 23, 2009 – More progress to report as paving took place earlier this week on the remain portions of Segment #5 from Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino to the Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge is not complete, no decking, so do not plan to ride just yet.
July 16, 2009 – More retaining wall work photos. this one is where the River Mountains Loop Trail will cross the historic railroad . Work progresses daily and everyone is waiting for the pavement lay down day and completion.
June 29, 2009 – Retaining wall work above the highway and below the railroad tracks is tedious work. Here is photo provided by Gary Zupanic, B.c. Engineer of the work being completed.
Segments 3 & 4 have been given the green light to start and grading started Monday this week. We’re estimated late September/early October for completion. We are so hopeful that we have scheduled a trail ribbon cutting ceremony for Oct 17, 2009. Stay tuned for details.
May 28th, 2009 – Bridge now in place. Due to traffic considerations on private Cascata Drive, bridge was set in place over night May 27 -28, 2009. Bridge is 163 -ft long. This is truly a milestone in the completion of the River Mountians Loop Trail. The paved section from the Bridge to Railroad Pass Hotel is still several weeks from completion.
Bridge Facts: It is 163-ft. long & 14-ft wide between trusses
- Built by Contech Bridge Solutions (formerly Continental Bridge)
- Contractors bid amount for bridge $240,000
- Concrete Bridge abutments cost $58,000
- Bridge is a free span steel, model H1-SQ, fabricated from self-weathering atmospheric corrosion resistant steel
- Bridge will have a lightweight concrete deck
May 27th, 2009 – BRIDGE READY TO BE PLACED TODAY. CHECK IT OUT…..HOPE TO HAVE PHOTOS POSTED BY DAYS END.
Photos by Jim Holland
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