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 The Arizona Approach

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November 2004 August 2004 May 2004 February 2004
October 2004 July 2004 April 2004 January 2004
September 2004 June 2004 March 2004 October/November 2003
      The Beginnings of a Bypass
       

Images from November 2004

Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge is completed!


Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge

Looking to the South - Vastco Inc. placing concrete
to construct the final section of bridge deck on the
Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge.

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Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge

Looking Southwest at Vastco Inc. placing concrete to construct the final section of bridge deck on the Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge.

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Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge - Completed

Looking to the East - A view of the completed
Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge looking towards
Abutment 1, including the new Bureau of
Reclamation sewer pond access road.

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Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge - Completed

Looking Southeast, from Abutment 1, at
the completed Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge.

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New US 93 Alignment

Looking to the South - A view of the new US 93 alignment,
Arizona interchange, associated ramps, and Interim US 93 alignment.

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Images from October 2004

Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge nearly complete...



Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge

Looking to the South - a view of the Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge and Interim US 93

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Sugarloaf Mountain TI OP Bridge
shown in upper left corner.

Looking South at the new alignment of US 93 from Station 231+00 to the end of the project.

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Images from September 2004

Arizona Approach at 98% Complete...


Wildlife Ramp for Bighorn Sheep

Looking to the South

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Looking back at reinforcing steel for Span #7 on Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge.

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Looking back on line from end of project
to the Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge

Dust palliative, Lignin Sulfonate applied to roadway.

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Images from August 2004

Progress Continues


Abutment #2 of Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge

Looking at Pier #6 and Abutment #2 of the Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge. R.E. Monks excavating grouted riprap waterway in foreground.

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Looking back on line at new alignment of US 93 from Sugarloaf Mountain TI OP Bridge.

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New US 93 Alignment

Looking back on line from end of project at new alignment of US 93.
Aggregate base course being placed on grade.

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Images from July 2004

Completing the connection...the Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge


At work on Abutment #2

Installation of Settlement Instruments at
Abutment No. 2 of the Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge.

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Looking North at an aerial view of the new alignment of US 93 and Interim 93.

Foreground: Casino Ready Mix Batch Plant
Background: Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge

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Looking South at an aerial view of the new US 93 alignment and Interim 93.

Foreground: Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge
 

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Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge - Looking North

Close-up of the Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge


Aerial view of the site of the future Colorado River Bridge.

Foreground: Arizona Approach
Background: Nevada Approach

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Images from June 2004

Summer Heat Won't Stop Construction on the Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge.


Overall view of project.

Looking to the north, this photo shows the Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge in the background
and the TIOP Bridge in the foreground. Slopes and subgrade being finished by R.E. Monks Construction.

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Looking South from Pier #6 towards Abutment #2.

Royden and Jakes Crane setting girders for Span #7, Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge.

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Vastco, Royden and Jakes Crane
setting girders for Span #7.

Foreground: Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge, with a Liebherr 360-Ton Crane
Background: American 225-Ton Crane

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Setting girders for Span #7

Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge
 

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Images from May 2004

Setting the Formwork on the TIOP Bridge...


Looking East - View 1


Looking East - View 2

 Vastco, Inc. setting formwork for the deck of the TIOP Bridge.

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Looking Northwest

 Vasco Inc. forming the deck for the TIOP Bridge.

 
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Looking Northwest

R.E. Monks placing roadway embankment from US 93 Mainline Station 229+60 through Station 239+00. Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge in background.

 
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Looking Northwest


Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge and the roadway embankment being placed for Mainline US 93 Station 229+50 through Station 239+00.

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Images from April 2004

Pouring the Concrete Deck of the Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge

 Top left: Sugar Loaf Mountain Bridge, Spans #1-#6 in place.  Vastco, Inc. has completed placement of the concrete deck for Span #2 & #3.
Middle of Picture: R.E. Monks continues to excavate new alignment for US 93 (Stations 242+50 - 251+00)
Bottom: Girders stockpiled for TIOP Bridge.

 
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Project Overview

Middle Right: Span 6 of the Sugar Loaf Mountain Bridge
Middle: R.E. Monks excavating and placing embankment (Stations 229+60 - 255+00)

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Vastco, Inc. placing concrete for Span #3 deck of the Sugar Loaf Mountain Bridge

 
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View of the TIOP Bridge.  Vastco, Inc. has completed Abutment #1& #2 and is preparing to set girders.

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Images from March 2004

Setting the girders for Span #2 on the Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge


Vastco Inc. sets the girders
for Span #2 - View #1

 
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View #2
 

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View #3
 

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View #4
 

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Images from February 2004

One Year from the Start of Construction...


The foreground shows a view of the embankment operation for Abutment #2 (Stations 229+00 - 235+00)and in the background you can see the excavation operation from Station 244+00 to 248+00.

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This view shows Pier cap #1 concrete pour on the Sugarloaf Mt. Bridge.  (Station 221+55)

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Interim 93.  Excavation operations for the future US 93 continues.  (Stations 242+00 - 250+00)

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The Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge.  This photo shows a view of Stations 220+00 - 228+00.

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View of the proposed Colorado River Bridge alignment, taken from US 93, Station 177+50.  This view is looking from Abutment 1 on the Nevada side to Abutment 2 on the Arizona.

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Images from January 2004

Excavation & Embankment Operations Underway

Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge
Excavation & Embankment Operations
(Looking South from the Contractors Yard
at the Traffic Switch to Interim Hwy 93)

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Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge &
Embankment Operations
(Looking back on line at Interim
Hwy 93 - Station 246+00)

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Cat 5110 Excavator loading
Cat 773 Rock Truck
(Station 248+00)

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Hydraulic Scaling of Cut Slopes
(Station 247+00 Left)


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Images from October/November 2003

Beginning Construction on the Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge


 Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge
Setting Girders, Span #6

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 Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge
Setting Girders, Span #6

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 Sugarloaf Mountain Cut
Station 204+00 CL
(Looking ahead on line)

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 Sugarloaf Mountain Cut
Station 214+00 RT
(Looking back on line)

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The Beginnings of a Bypass

 



Stabilization of Rock Block #1 on the upper wall of Black Canyon, Arizona.  Monks/Vastco (General Contractor), Yenter (Subcontractor).

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Monks/Vastco conducting excavation at mainline US 93, station 218+50 (left).

Background: A CAT 5110 excavator and a fleet of CAT 773 haul trucks are used to haul embankment material. 
Foreground: Monks uses a CAT 245B with a ram hoe to reduce oversized material for placement into embankment fill.


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From the ground up...building the Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge



Monks/Vastco constructing Piers 5 and 6 (left) of Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge.

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Arial view of the Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge construction.  From left to right, Piers 4, 5, and 6.

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Vastco's 250-ton Link Belt crane with 200-feet of boom, was used to construct the Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge.
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Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge Pier #6
(Looking Northwest)

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at this time.)

A Bird's Eye View



Arial view of the Arizona Approach
(Looking from South to North)

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Arial view of the northern section of the Arizona Approach, including the Sugarloaf Mountain Bridge piers in the foreground and mainline US 93 excavation from station 200+00 through 219+50 in the background.

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