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Temp bridge support done

The temporary false-work for the I-210 Foothill Freeway Gold Line Bridge has been completed.

The temporary structure, which crosses the eastbound lanes of the I-210 Freeway, was installed over the last several months and was built to support the bridge superstructure during concrete placement. Because the false-work was erected over an active freeway, the work required more than 20 full closures of the eastbound freeway.

The false-work structure will need to support more than 5,000 tons of concrete scheduled to be placed during an 18-hour period in May, according to Gary Baker, Director of Construction for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority.

The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension is a $1.4 billion project, partially funded by Los Angeles County’s Measure R. The light rail extension is being overseen by the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority and is currently undergoing final design and construction for the Pasadena to Azusa segment and environmental review for the Azusa to Montclair segment. Construction of the 11.5-mile light rail extension to Azusa is on schedule to be completed in 2015, adding six new stations in the cities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and Azusa.

— By Scott Hettrick

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