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April 21-22, 2006: MAIN SPAN CLOSURE

April 2006: Preparation for Main Span Closure

Fall 2005 - Winter 2006: Construction Activity

July 2005: Superstructure Erection, Piers 37 & 38; Footing Preparation, Pier 39

June 2005: Construction begins in a horizontal direction with pier table installation at Pier 37

May 2005: Bow-Tie Strut Ceiling Slab Pour, Pier 38; Steel and Stay-Cable Guide Pipe Assembly and Installation, Pier 37

January-March 2005: Pier 37, Bow-tie Strut Construction

Fall 2004 - Bridge Components; Tower Crane Erection, Pier 37

August-September 2004: Pier 37 capped, Pier 39 drill shafts under construction

April-July 2004: Tower base construction, Piers 36, 37, 38

March 2004: Caissons completed, Piers 37 & 38

January-February 2004: Preparation for Seal Pours, Pier 37

June-July 2003: Activity at Piers 36,37,38

April 2003: Coffer dam construction at Pier 37; Foundation work at Pier 36.

November 2002 - March 2003: Upper caisson construction begins at Pier 37

October 2002 - Divers remove air domes; Dredging at Pier 37.

August-September, 2002 - Concrete mixing and transfer process; concrete pours at Pier 37.

July 2002 - Form work for exterior walls and dredge wells at Pier 37; initial form work for Pier 38

June 27, 2002 - Pier 38 cutting edge floated into position

June 2002 - Lead engineers view Pier 37; Crawfish Boil

May-June 2002 - Mississippi River Flooding

May 2002 - Concrete pours, interior of Pier 37 & 38 cutting edges

April 2002 - Pier 38 caisson and breakwater construction

April 2002 - Cutting edge for Pier 37 moved to breakwater & fastened to caisson guide

March 2002 - Completion of Pier 37 breakwater, delivery of Pier 38 cutting edge

March 2002 - Launch of Pier 38 cutting edge at Corn Island, Indiana

March 2002 - Form work and initial concrete pours of Pier 37

Feb-Mar 2002 - Installation of Breakwater at Pier 37

February 2002 - Concrete form work on cutting edge for Pier 37

Jan-Feb 2002 - Arrival of first cutting edge, fabrication of breakwater components

December 2001 - Construction begins with laying of articulated concrete mats