CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

June 2019

Setting girders along the southbound North Approach.


Setting girders along the southbound North Approach.


Installation of bottom mat reinforcement for the M3 footing.


Ironworkers install reinforcement for the M3 footing.


Installation of footing and pylon reinforcement at M3.


Installation of footing and pylon reinforcement at M3.


Verification of pylon reinforcement.


Assembly of a pylon reinforcement template.


Bridge construction continues along the Southbound North Approach.


Two concrete pumps were used to place 6000 cubic yards of concrete in the first lift of the M3 footing.


Workers carefully place and consolidate concrete for the M3 footing.


Workers use vibrators to consolidate concrete for the M3 footing.


Workers place concrete for the M3 footing.


Placement of the M3 footing first lift was completed in 40 hours.


May 2019

Construction of southbound North Approach piers.


Assembly of a segment casting machine.


Assembly of the segment steam enclosure.


 

Crews participate in Safety Week activities.

 


Channelview Fire Department conducts fire extinguisher training.


Excavation and preparation for the North Main Span pylon footing.


Assembly of the casting yard gantry crane.


Construction of southbound North Approach piers.


Construction of southbound North Approach piers.


Preparation for the south Main Span pylon footing.


April 2019

Excavation of southbound Main Span M3 pylon footing.


Excavation of southbound Main Span M3 pylon footing.


Hauling excavated material from the southbound Main Span M3 pylon footing.


Installation of southbound Abutment S1 drilled shafts.


Installation of southbound Abutment S1 drilled shafts.


Installation of reinforcement for the segment casting bed foundation.


Assembly of segment casting bed.


Construction of southbound North Approach piers.


Construction of southbound North Approach piers.


Column formwork and reinforcement at Pier N9.


View of the southbound North Approach and Sam Houston Tollway.


Construction of the southbound main lanes and Ship Channel Bridge North Approach.


Drilled shaft extensions for southbound Abutment S1.


Excavation, pile cutoff and seal slab construction for southbound Main Span M3 pylon footing.


March 2019

Constructing casting bed foundations.


Constructing casting bed foundations.


Assembling drilled shaft reinforcement cages.


Excavation of southbound Main Span pylon footing.


Assembly of segment casting beds.


Assembly of segment casting beds.


Assembly of segment straddle carrier.


Pouring a drilled shaft for a southbound North Approach pier.


Pouring a drilled shaft for a southbound North Approach pier.

February 2019

Assembly of the segment reinforcement mockup.


Assembly of the segment reinforcement mockup.


Formwork for a southbound North Approach pier cap.


Southbound Jacintoport bridge.


Drilled shaft installation for a southbound Main Span pier.


Pier columns for the southbound North Approach.

January 2019

Formed and stripped pier columns for the southbound North Approach.


Concrete placement for a southbound North Approach pier footing.


View of the existing Ship Channel Bridge from the Casting Yard.


Timber foundations for segment casting beds.


Setting beams at the southbound Jacintoport Bridge.


Beams set at the southbound Jacintoport Bridge.


Setting beams at the southbound Jacintoport Bridge.

December 2018

Installation of reinforcement for a southbound North Approach pier footing.


Transporting a drilled shaft reinforcement cage for the southbound Main Span.

November 2018

Drilled shaft installation at the north southbound Main Span pier.


Drilled shaft installation at the south southbound Main Span pier.


Drilled shaft installation at the south southbound Main Span pie.


Drilled shaft reinforcement cage assembly for a Main Span pier.


Southbound piers at the Jacintoport bridge.


Retaining wall construction for the southbound approach to the Ship Channel Bridge.


Concrete testing during the pour of a drilled shaft on a southbound North Approach pier.


Drilled shaft reinforcement cage assembly for southbound North Approach piers.

October 2018

Coupling reinforcement cages for a southbound Main Span drilled shaft.


Installation of reinforcement cage for a southbound Main Span drilled shaft.


Pouring a drilled shaft for a southbound North Approach pier.


Pouring a drilled shaft for a southbound North Approach pier.