Posts Tagged ‘Interstate 30’

October 2011 Update

October 16, 2011

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Girders All The Way

April 2, 2010

A major milestone … in my opinion … was reached earlier this week. Workers finished installing girders along the entire length of the SB 190 to WB I-30 exit ramp. I was lucky enough to drive by just before the last four girders were lifted into place. I’ve visited the site many times … but this was the first time I’d ever witnessed girders lifted into their final resting place.

The WB I-30 to NB 190 exit ramp has become much closer to completion over the past few months. I expect it will completed by early summer.

There was nothing more than a gaping hole beneath Interstate 30 back in January. It has now been filled with thirty completed columns and workers are starting on the first beam.

Over at the Lake Ray Hubbard shoreline … seven new sections of NB 190 roadway have been extended over the water since January.

President George Bush Turn Pike Eastern Extension at Interstate 30 Construction photos by Dallas architecture & engineering photographer JA2 Photography  |  Workers installing concrete girder

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Today I ran across new Google Earth imagery of the construction site. Based on my photos it looks to be from mid-November 2009. It’s pretty cool to see things in the two totally different perspectives. I also decided to overlay the 2007 alignments on to the new imagery. It’s not exact, but the illustration gives a very good idea of what structures and land are in the East Branch’s path.

Overall, construction has slowed due to rain and record snow. I haven’t visited the site on foot in a while … which means no new photos YET. I see new progress every other week or so and I’m anxious to get over there. Lots of new girders have been raised and the first few sections of direct-connect bridge roadway are extending over the lake. New photos will be coming soon!

PGBT Section 32 aerial image before - Image provided by Google Earth