October 1, 2019
Construction is progressing nicely on Chicagos Riverview Bridge. The caissons have been completed, columns are in, the deck is now being poured and the railings installed.
Our FAA licensed pilot, Dave Hilty, PE, Epstein's Project Manager in Civil Engineering, put our drone to work by capturing the project's latest progress. Watch the video here.
Dave shared the following insight as to the project's current status:
"The Riverview Bridge is nearly finished! The structure now spans over the river. The installation of the illuminated, weathered-steel railing is in progress and connections are being made at Clark Park and California Park."
For those not familiar with Riverview Bridge, it connects Clark Park by running below Addison Street and then over the river to California Park. The bridge is also a 16-span reinforced concrete structure that is approximately 1010-0 long and 16-0 wide with 14' path. The bridge is supported on single column caissons spaced at 60-0 intervals and it has seven horizontal curves varying from 100-0 radius to 1600-0 radius.
The project is anticipated to be completed by the end of this year.