On June 28, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors awarded a $4,053,725.50 contract to KEC Engineering of Corona for the construction of the Garnet Street Bridge on Mill Creek in Mentone, Highland Community News reports.
The bridge project consists of removing the existing steel truss bridge and constructing a new bridge on a two-span, cast-in-place, pre-stressed concrete box girder superstructure.
The project includes new abutments, a pier wall support, and spread footing, as well as roadway reconstruction north and south of the bridge, partially grouted stone rip rap on side slopes, installing falsework, constructing a temporary non-asphalt detour road, and constructing both temporary and permanent waterlines.
“This project is in alignment with the county’s goal to provide for the safety, health, and social service needs of county residents by giving a necessary upgrade to a bridge that does not effectively meet the needs of today’s traffic flow,” Board Chairman James Ramos told the news agency. “The new bridge will adequately accommodate the needs of area drivers for many years to come.”
Construction is anticipated to begin in early July 2016 and is expected to be completed by the end of November 2016.