Two giant steel tubes arrived at the construction site of Waterfront Park Phase III this week and will eventually be installed as piers to support the curving ramp that will one day lead pedestrians from the park to the bridge above. The columns will be set upright over the finished foundations and filled with rebar and concrete.
The metal in the piers is similar to Cor-Ten steel which forms a naturally rusty outer layer intended to match the existing Big Four Bridge. Once complete, all the new steel for the ramp should match the aged patina of the old bridge. A contract has already been signed to install the ramp piers and work is expected to begin in January after all the piers arrive on site from Florida.
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