On Monday afternoon following a full day of work by many, members of the StoneMill Construction company of Sheridan, swing the just arrived and assembled South Park Bridge into place. The bridge now connects Sheridan Avenue near RENEW across Little Goose Creek to the Pathway System that runs through South Park and beyond. The 95-foot structure fits nicely into the footings designed to accommodate it with one inch of slack on each end for expansion and compression. Many finishing touches remain, like a concrete walking surface, but thanks to many including Big R Bridge of Greeley Colorado - who built the bridge, EnTech Professional Engineers of Sheridan, StoneMill Construction of Sheridan and countless others made Bruce Pryde's dream and that of many others a reality. Scroll down for more and visit Area Happenings at http://deerrungraphics.com/ for even more photos and view the video that is now on Sheridan Media's home page.
On Monday afternoon following a full day of work by many, members of the StoneMill Construction company of Sheridan, swing the just arrived and assembled South Park Bridge into place.
The 95-foot bridge arrives from Colorado on two semi-tractor trailers and enters South Park for assembly
Inside South Park the two halves are bolted together as the structure sits on the bank of Little Goose Creek
One of the last bolts is tightened by Tyson McDougall of StoneMill Construction
Last minute checks before the big "swing into place"
Some gather to watch the event including Mayor Kinskey
The east end of the bridge swings over Little Goose Creek
Right on spec is the one-inch slack on each end for expansion and contraction
The StoneMill Construction crew pose on the center of the bridge after the successful "Setting" - Left to right: Drew Redinger, Cory Stewart, Todd Redinger, Tyson McDougall, Billy Phelpf and Ed Gilbert - all of Sheridan
Bruce Pryde gives a double thumbs up as the first non-construction worker on the bridge.
The data plate on the bridge strong enough for a heavy vehicle load but designed with pedestrains in mind.
Need a bridge installed call StoneMill - they'll be at it again in North Park soon.