Old out, new in: Work on 2900 bridge continues in all weather

Large debris from the old RM 2900 bridge that collapsed during the October flood is being removed during construction of the new bridge in Kingsland. Photo courtesy of Texas Department of Transportation

Large debris from the old RM 2900 bridge that collapsed during the October flood is being removed during construction of the new bridge in Kingsland. Photo courtesy of Texas Department of Transportation

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS

Freezing temperatures won’t affect progress being made on the RM 2900 bridge in Kingsland, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

Construction crews have been struggling to drill as they’ve encountered debris from the old bridge that collapsed during the October 2018 flood.

TxDOT Public Information Officer Brad Wheelis said the crew cleared a large obstruction last week, and this week is working to clear the last large obstruction in the footprint of the bridge.

“The debris crew also started to scan downstream for bridge debris,” Wheelis said.

Old bridge debris is being hauled away and disposed of by the contractor for the project.

On top of the new bridge work, crews last week set beams five through seven out of 15 total that will be placed. The first part of the bridge decking was poured March 1, Wheelis said.

“The approach slab at the north abutment will be poured this week, weather permitting,” Wheelis said.

jared@thepicayune.com

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