Photos courtesy Kelaye Concrete
After seven months of work, the Bridge over Saltwater State Park –on Marine View Drive from S. 252nd Street – has reopened as of 8 a.m Thursday, May 28.
As we previously reported, crews installed new bridge seats, bridge approach slab, and reconstructed bridge footings. They also installed micropiles and did a seismic retrofit.
The original target for re-opening was April, and the projected cost was between $2.8 to $3.2 million dollars
“Freshly completed seismic and major repairs should (hopefully) help keep the bridge in good health for a long while,” Mayor Dave Kaplan said on his Facebook page. “We don’t have many bridges in Des Moines, so it’s good to know the few we do have are getting fixed up for the long-haul.”
“THANK YOU FOR YOUR LONG PATIENCE!!” reads an announcement.