Workers are progressing on taking down the old historic Cedar Bayou life bridge.
The project, overseen by the Texas Department of Transportation, entails removing the bridge for the next stages of construction on the 184-mile Grand Parkway highway project.
Chris Neil, Grand Parkway Infrastructure spokesman, provided the latest on the bridge project.
“The lift span removal was successfully completed this past weekend. And we are very much appreciative of the public’s cooperation of avoiding the area so that the crews could remove the lift span safely and efficiently,” Neil said.
Neil added the towers along the bayou are in the process of being removed. This part of the project should be complete sometime next week.
“The removal of the piers, which is the last activity associated with the Cedar Bayou lift bridge removal, is scheduled to be completed between the Thanksgiving holiday and the New Year,” Neil said.
Guido Persiani, the Cedar Bayou Navigation District project director, gave some more detail on the tower removal portion of the project.
“There are two pieces. One is to take out the metal towers that are on the foundation, and then they’ll take out the tiers that are in the water,” Persiani said. “Everybody has been really helpful on this project.”
While the removal of the bridge is ongoing, access is not permitted near the work zone on Cedar Bayou.