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New Glenshire bridge set for Nov. opening

by staff

The $5 million Glenshire Bridge should open by the middle of November, Truckee Town Engineer Dan Wilkins said.

“The new bridge is now a free-standing structure,” he said. “All of the concrete has been poured and the formwork has been removed.”

He said contractors are currently putting utilities in the nearly-completed bridge, including lines for Southwest Gas, Williams Communications, Truckee Sanitary District and Truckee-Donner Public Utility District.

Wilkins said workers are also installing spare conduit, so future agencies will be able to pass their lines through the bridge instead of hanging them alongside.

Work is also continuing on the new approaches to the bridge, which are slightly off the current path of Glenshire Drive.

The town received a one-month extension from Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, so that dirt work could continue on the bridge approaches until Nov. 15.

Workers are also pouring railings for the new bridge right now, Wilkins said.

Once the structure is complete and open, the old bridge will be demolished, possibly by the third week of November, Wilkins said.

The town is currently awaiting permits from Lahontan and the California Department of Fish and Game, before moving ahead with demolition.

Wilkins said each span of the bridge will be broken up into pieces and hauled away in dump trucks.

Funding

Caltrans is funding 80 percent of the project, while the Town of Truckee is responsible for 20 percent.


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