The plywood and planks that were used to frame up the bridge were removed once the concrete was dry. Now, workmen are clearing out mud and debris from under the bridge, after which they’ll start building retaining walls along the sides of the creek, directing the flow of water under the bridge.
Here are photos from June 23rd when we were up at our clinic:
Cleaning out mud from under the finished bridge
Looking from the side of the finished bridge
Top of bridge
The heavy rains have stopped for now and the weather has been good, so we’re hoping for rapid progress on the retaining walls and road leading up to the bridge. The bridge cement needs to “cure” for a month or so before heavy trucks can go over it and we can begin working on the other side of the creek.
We’ll keep you informed as things progress