Gakona Bridge Demolition

    We finished screening out the big pieces of concrete out of the debris. (thank God) Hammered on the abutment for about 2 hours and then the machine pulled the concrete out. Hammered again for a few minutes when we got to the retaining wall edges where the piling was driven only about 2 foot apart making it a little more difficult. Granite signed off on our work and agreed that they would remobe us to demo the west abutment after they get done using it to pile drive the new bridge from. Granite’s original plan was to put their crane in the middle of the river bed, but due to the hole in the ice that we encountered they modified their plan to use the west abutment. We are going back up on monday to demobe the 450 and our supplies. This was a good job, and the crew had fun but we are all glad to be back to a town that has more than one hotel and place to eat.