Lorraine Rd. Bridge project 'on schedule'

Lorraine Rd. Bridge project 'on schedule'

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Construction work continues on the Lorraine Rd. Bridge. Crews have been pouring concrete all morning on the northeast side of the construction site.

We told you back in January that the original bridge on Lorraine Rd. closed down. That's because of this new bridge that is going in just to the south of the old bridge.

The old bridge was about 300 feet long, and this new bridge is going to be more than 3,000 feet long.

We spoke to a representative of the engineering firm over this project. A Garner Russell and Associates representative told us that there are ten spans left to pour on the new bridge.

Once those new spans are poured, the construction site will begin to look like a complete bridge, minus the side rails on the actual bridge portion.

The representative also said that because of the heavy rainfall in the area, the ground is completely saturated. He said the groundwork has come to a halt at this point until the ground dries up, and that has affected the actual construction of the bridge itself.

He did say the project is at least on schedule or ahead of schedule at this point. There are still several months left before this bridge will be complete. It's scheduled to be complete in October.

We will see those 10 spans poured in about a little over a month. We will keep you up to date with the latest on this project.

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