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Tempe Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge Construction 5 19 11

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Weekly construction photos of the Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge. The first of four bridge spans is now up. The bridge section is 228 feet long, 34 feet tall and weighs 165,000 pounds

Weekly construction photos of the Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge. The first of four bridge spans is now up. The bridge section is 228 feet long, 34 feet tall and weighs 165,000 pounds

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  • 1. Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge May 12-19 Construction Photos
  • 2. The bridge consists of four spans, one over each rubber bladder. Each is 228 feet long, weighs 165,000 pounds and is 34 feet high. Two cranes were required to lift and move the first bridge section.
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  • 4. Bridge Facts:
    Each span consists of an upper arch and a lower arch that cross, the bridge deck and the connecting cables.
    A sprinkler system will hang from the bridge to cool the rubber bladders that hold back the waters of Town Lake.
    Killer Shade of Phoenix is providing canopies throughout the bridge designed to match the architecture of the Tempe Center for the Arts and to cool pedestrians as they cross.
    The majority of funding for this $5 million bridge comes from federal grants.
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  • 6. The bridge connects the Tempe Center for the Arts on the south bank of Tempe Town Lake, to the relaxing pace of the more natural north bank.
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  • 8. Workers lay steel decking before they pour concrete to form the bridge walkway.
  • 9. These workers are the first people to walk on the bridge, as they are creating the walkway. They are tethered to the bridge itself for safety.
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  • 13. The concrete wall where the bridge is now located was removed to begin work on the landing area for the bridge.
  • 14. The City of Tempe will provide information about the progress of this project through every means possible, including media opportunities, our website, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
    You can also get all your City of Tempe information at our online newsroom Need more?Call 480 350-4311.