The second expansion joint for the new Narrows bridge arrived early Wednesday on the bridge’s Tacoma side.
Workers planned to use cranes today to remove the 100-ton, 70-foot-long piece from the truck it arrived on, said Claudia Cornish, spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation.
The joint will be installed on the bridge’s east side in a couple of weeks, she said.
The piece, which can absorb up to 56 inches of deck expansion and contraction, crossed Washington on Interstate 90 on its way from Minnesota. A driving crew delivered it to the bridge site about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The first expansion joint was delivered to the bridge April 14 after it spent more than three weeks at the Washington-Idaho border when its mover ran into road restrictions and trailer brake problems.Paul Sand, The News Tribune