Patrick Robinson
The South Park Bridge will see a major construction milestone Oct. 4 when the "Boeing side" of the bridge has a drawspan leaf installed.

Big drawspan leaf will be installed on South Park Bridge Oct. 4

Information from King County

On Friday, Oct. 4, a big derrick barge will mobilize at the construction site with the "Boeing side" drawspan leaf on the barge.

The schedule at this point is:

At 12 pm, the barge will be located and anchored into place in the waterway on the downriver side of the north bascule span.

Between 1 and 5 pm, the waterway will be closed and the leaf will be lifted into place.

Then the leaf will be suspended in place and 1068 bolts will be carefully installed and torqued to connect the two girders to the girders in the north pier.

Installation will continue until the work is completed, sometime around noon on Sunday.
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