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.

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Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge 5 27 construction photos

  1. 1. Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge May 26-27Construction Photos<br />
  2. 2. Progress: <br />First two sections of the Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge are now installed<br />The remaining two sections should be in before the end of June<br />The sprinkler system and decking are being installed along with each section<br />The bridge is scheduled to be open in August<br />
  3. 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. <br />
  4. 4. Bridge Facts:<br />Each span consists of an upper arch and a lower arch that cross, the bridge deck and the connecting cables. <br />A sprinkler system will hang from the bridge to cool the rubber bladders that hold back the waters of Town Lake.<br />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.<br />The majority of funding for this $5 million bridge comes from federal grants. <br />
  5. 5. From the ground to the air<br />
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  9. 9. Two cranes are move in synchronicity to lift the 228 ft long, 34 ft tall, 165,000 pound bridge segment<br />
  10. 10. Section 2 is almost in place – water flows over section 1 of the Town Lake dam.<br />
  11. 11. With the sun rising in the distance, the section is in place.<br />
  12. 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.<br />You can also get all your City of Tempe information <br />at our online newsroom Need more?Call 480 350-4311.<br />