Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge 5 27 construction photos
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The second of four sections of the Pedestrian Bridge is lifted into place. This happened at 3 a.m. on May 27, 2011.

The second of four sections of the Pedestrian Bridge is lifted into place. This happened at 3 a.m. on May 27, 2011.

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Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge 5 27 construction photos Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge May 26-27Construction Photos
  • 2. Progress:
    First two sections of the Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge are now installed
    The remaining two sections should be in before the end of June
    The sprinkler system and decking are being installed along with each section
    The bridge is scheduled to be open in August
  • 3. The construction team meets before the second section of the Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge is lifted into place in the wee hours of Friday morning.
  • 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.
  • 5. From the ground to the air
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  • 9. Two cranes are move in synchronicity to lift the 228 ft long, 34 ft tall, 165,000 pound bridge segment
  • 10. Section 2 is almost in place – water flows over section 1 of the Town Lake dam.
  • 11. With the sun rising in the distance, the section is in place.
  • 12. 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.