This project is 86% complete.
Projected date of completion for the Florence Ave. Bridge and Project: Late *June 2020. Winter rains have caused more delays.
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Workers are constructing the soffit and outer stem walls of the segment of the second half of the bridge west of I-5. The two segments are now connected. Video below from February 18 and February 25:
Photos of first segment of second half of bridge below from November 11, 2019 and February 25, 2020:
Beams were been placed to connect the two segments of the second half of the bridge over lanes of I-5. Video of the “falsework” below from February 18:
Photos below from February 18:
Workers removed the forms from the vertical stem walls on the first section of the new bridge construction and placed them flat across the stem walls to serve as a base for the next layer of rebar and concrete. They are called “lost forms”, because they will be encased in concrete as part of the permanent bridge, but not part of it’s structural support. They are now building a “mat” of rebar across the forms. Videos below from February 11, February 18, and February 25, 2020:
Photos below from December 31, 2019 through February 25, 2020:
Crews excavated lanes on the west side of I-5 to lower them up to four feet as they run beneath the new bridge and then graded, compacted, and re-paved them. Traffic on the connector from southbound I-605 to southbound I-5 was shifted toward the I-5 median and onto newly paved lanes on January 30.
Video below from February 18:
Photos below from December 3, 2019 through February 18, 2020:
The Florence Ave. on ramp to northbound I-5, and the Florence Ave. off ramp from northbound I-5 will all remain closed until the second half of the Florence Ave. Bridge is complete. This is per request by the cities of Downey and Santa Fe Springs, to minimize traffic congestion until the three additional bridge lanes are provided to handle the increase in vehicles. Construction of the second half of the bridge is underway.