Gateway Avenue Grade Separation Officially a “Bridge”
All three spans of the Gateway Avenue Grade Separation now have girders in place, making this partially complete structure a bridge by definition. Work is underway to form the deck and moment slab barriers in preparation for placement of the precast traffic barriers.
Crews continue to work on the superstructure, which builds a “deck” over the girder placement. The roadway and sidewalk is being constructed and railings and electrical work are being installed in order for the bridge to be a fully-functioning industrial route.
The project, which is more than 90 percent complete and projected for completion by mid-June 2013, builds an overpass that separates vehicle traffic from train traffic below. The new bridge will allow cars and trucks to travel over the port’s growing internal rail corridor while accessing two of the port’s five marine terminals.