Guam- It took less than an hour for Black Construction to remove 1 of 3 girders from the Talofofo Bridge Tuesday, allowing the roadway across it to re-open an hour earlier than scheduled.
The bridge was supposed to be closed temporarily from 9 a.m. To 11 a.m.
But Project Superintendent Dave Bush tells PNC they re-opened the bridge by 10 a.m. because they finished early in removing one of three 105 foot girders that weigh 70 tons each. He also says they are doing their best to remain on schedule with the construction process and anticipate bridge completion by June.
“We’re on schedule as best as we can be at this point” said Bush. “We got new girders that we will also have to close the road for in approximately 5 -6 weeks. The public has been very good at dealing with the traffic issues we’ve had and it helps us when everybody is polite and it makes it easier for us.”
The Talofofo Bridge will be closed again tomorrow [Wednesday] and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m.. Motorists are asked for their continued patience. The reconstruction and rehabilitation project is 100% federally funded.