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Mid September bridge work on Ryan 2012

September 16, 2012

The bridge on Ryan Road over the Red Run Drain
is owned by the City of Warren since it was built in 1991.
Ryan Road is a “simple city road” at 25,000 vehicles a day.
MDOT doesn’t care about the traffic or report about it.

The bridge allows traffic from Oakland / Macomb residents
to cross over the high water volume Red Run Drain.
The stormwater flows into the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair.
Pedestrians and Cyclists will enjoy greater safety crossing the bridge
upon completion of the rehabilitation project.
Wonder if the snowplow will simply clog the walkway with
4 ft of snow making it impassable as it plows along the bridge ?

The bridge work for the City of Warren is being done by
Diponia Contracting from Shelby Township, MI
http://www.diponiocontracting.com/ContactUs.htm

~CLICK~ on images below for more detailed, larger views

Ryan Road Red Run Bridge Warren Michigan

Ryan Road Red Run Bridge Warren Michigan


Wooden Bridge Overhang

Wooden Bridge Overhang


Cables in PVC tubing

Cables in PVC tubing


Cables in Broken PVC tubing

Cables in Broken PVC tubing


Cables PVC Tubing Sidewalk Underground

Cables PVC Tubing Sidewalk Underground


Rebar Protective Pedestrian Barrier

Rebar Protective Pedestrian Barrier


Rebar Protective Pedestrian Barrier view

Rebar Protective Pedestrian Barrier view


Beginning of new pedestrian walkway

Beginning of new pedestrian walkway



Hopefully properly fixing the expansion joints will enable the bridge
to operate as designed when it was originally constructed.
New Expansion Joint

New Expansion Joint


Concrete expansion joint material

Concrete expansion joint material



Sidewalks got torn up and will be redone as well
Old sidewalk discarded

Old sidewalk discarded


Shiny diamond plate inserts

Shiny diamond plate inserts



Notice all those 5 gallon drums under the pieces of diamond plate ?
EUCO ARC Treatment is field-tested and effective for treating concrete
damaged by alkali-silica reactivity (ASR). Visible signs of ASR include
cracking patterns, spalling and pop outs on the surface.
It is suitable for repairing highways, runways, bridges and ports as well as
parking lots, garages and other concrete structures.
The lithium-based liquid treatment penetrates the surface and reduces
swelling and expansion caused by a gel that forms from the chemical reaction
between the reactive silica in aggregates and the sodium and potassium alkalis
present in the concrete mix.
Without treatment, further damage and deterioration can occur with
corrosion to exposed reinforcing steel and freeze-thaw cycles,
traffic loads and vibration.
The company notes EUCO ART Treatment incorporates lithium technology
from FMC, which was developed in cooperation with
The Federal Highway Administration and other government agencies
involved with bridges, highways and aviation facilities.

Hopefully this stuff hold up to massive amounts of road salt
Concrete repair material

Concrete repair material

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