Culmerville Truss Project Moving Forward
As the removal of the existing Culmerville Truss Bridge, spanning the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad, was completed in late May, the drilled caisson work was already underway for the new substructure. Limited access and steep slopes proved challenging throughout the installation of the 27 drilled caissons and the 8 rock anchors that were drilled from above sitting atop the existing abutments. This work along with several temporary micropile and lagging shoring walls was completed by early August, making way for the abutment and wing wall construction.
Crews will be working day and night, six days a week, in preparation for the steel girders scheduled to be erected towards the end of August, while the remaining superstructure and roadway work will be completed by early October, allowing the bridge to open to traffic this fall.