Photo by: Greg Barnett

Photo by: Greg Barnett

Steel started “flying” Monday at the Grant Street Bridge in Bluefield as beams were hoisted into the air to be placed on the piers of the bridge.

Preparations were being made during the last few weeks to start placing the steel structure.

Kerry Stauffer, Bluefield City Engineer, said last week it was time for the steel portion of the bridge after the concrete support piers were in place.

Stauffer said the contractor, Brayman Construction, needed the large crane to place the steel, and also needed to work with Norfolk Southern Railroad to make sure some of the tracks underneath the bridge were clear for the work.

If all goes well, the bridge will be finished by August or September this year, he added.

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Source: Bluefield Daily Graph