AS long as i can remember visiting the East Verde River to see my grandparents we always enjoyed the drive down Houston Mesa Road. The best parts of the drive happened to be when the road crossed the river in concrete pads. These concrete pads have been getting a remodel themselves since February of 2014. Now the construction is just about complete and we’ve been lucky enough to see the process and get photos along the way.
So here is a photo collage of the bridge process, it is not complete as of this post. But 90% done. I will update it with finished photos when completed.
This is the completed bridge at the first crossing. It was finished in 1998
This is the second crossing before bridge construction.
Here is the third crossing before bridge construction. This is just before you enter Whispering Pines.
Time for work to begin.
Trees cleared at third crossing.
foundations poured, driving in footers for the main support.
Level graded for foundation.
footers finished, waiting beams for decking,
driving in footers at the third crossing.
Beams in awaiting decking.
beams in awaiting decking at the third crossing.
decking going in.
decking in, gravel poured at the second crossing.
Stop light before second crossing. grading the road.
Our first drive over bridge at second crossing. Awaiting asphalt to be poured.