Press Release posted 9/24/12 – Habib Balian, CEO of the Metro Goldline Extension, sent out the following in an e-mail today:
As you can see in the image below, left, there has been tremendous progress on the Gold Line bridge over the last several weeks. Most of the temporary falsework has been removed, slowly revealing the impressive architectural features imbedded in the structure.
To provide a preview of the final bridge, we have super-imposed the basket architectural elements onto the photo. Those elements are being fabricated in Gardena; each weave of the basket is nearly 6 feet long and weighs 800 pounds. Each basket is made up of 60 weaves, individually cast (see photo below right). They will start to be assembled on site in the next month.
Late night closures continue this week on the eastbound I-210 Freeway, as the falsework continues to be removed. Full eastbound closures (between Baldwin and Santa Anita) start between 11 and Midnight each night, and all lanes reopen by 5:00 a.m. the following morning.
Additionally, tonight the Authority is hosting the second public meeting for the Azusa to Montclair Draft Environmental Impact Report at the Hillcrest Meeting House in La Verne. All comments must be received by next Friday, October 5, in order for them to be responded to in the Final EIR.