Aug 7

Cement was delivered today to the North Stratton Street Bridge in Gettysburg. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 7, 2008.

Progress has been made on the North Stratton Street Bridge in Gettysburg. The completion date could be Thursday, August 21st. Today much of the cement was laid. See our previous posts on June 17, 2008 and July 20, 2008.



The North Stratton Street Bridge project was originally scheduled for completion on July 31, 2008. According to Dan Hilliard of the Gettysburg Borough, problems with utilities pushed the project back three weeks. The utilities have still not been finished. This view was taken from the north facing south at approximately 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 7, 2008.



The east end of the bridge is the section that will take two more weeks. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 7, 2008.



The west end of the bridge has been completed. This view was taken from the west facing east at approximately 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 7, 2008.



Today, cement was delivered. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 7, 2008.



13,000 pounds of steel has been used on the project. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 7, 2008.



Approximately 3200 man hours have been put into the project at this point. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 7, 2008.



Many of the man hours are not coming out of the Borough budget because of the “Agility” program. This program allows workers with special skills from Penn Dot and Cumberland Township to work on this Gettysburg project while being paid by Cumberland Township and Penn Dot. Gettysburg employees that those organizations need sometimes work for them. This view was taken from the south facing north at approximately 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 7, 2008.



The cement used on this project comes to approximately 130 cubic yards. This view was taken from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 7, 2008.



It is hoped that this bridge won’t have to be replaced for another 75 to 100 years. This view was taken from the southwest facing northeast at approximately 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 7, 2008.

This video shows the crew putting the finishing touches on the cement while they wait for the next delivery. This view was taken from the north facing south at approximately 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 7, 2008.



This is the last section waiting for cement delivery. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 7, 2008.



The cement truck arrives and the extenders are placed on the chute. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 7, 2008.



The cement is delivered. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 7, 2008.

This video continues showing the placement of the cement. This view was taken from the northeast facing southwest at approximately 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 7, 2008.


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