Walnut Street Bridge upgrade is complete

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Last November, crews began a $2.7 million makeover for the Walnut Street pedestrian bridge.

On Tuesday, officials announced the repairs are complete.

The work includes:

• Timber Laminated Decking Replaced and Treated: 56 Panels
• Timber Sidewalk Planks and Curbs Treated: 34 Planks and 778 Linear Feet of Curb
• Structural Steel Stringer Repairs: 5
• Structural Steel Pack Rust Repairs: 84
• Structural Steel Stiffener Repairs: 20
• Structural Steel Section Loss Repairs: 13
• Structural Steel Corrosion Removal and Repaint Repairs: 7
• Structural Steel Weld Repairs: 4
• Foundation Repairs: 56
• Stone Masonry Joint Repairs: 13,275 Linear Feet
• Bridge Deck and Sidewalk Power Washing and Sealing
• Portal Repairs
• Treated Timber Abutment Repairs
• Post-Tensioning Strand Epoxy Coating

The bridge remained open throughout the work, but some parts have been inaccessible.

“Our biggest concern was how our work would affect pedestrians who use the bridge everyday,” said Keith Pyle, President of Bell & Associates Construction, “We were able to successfully complete crucial repairs with little to no disruption to the bridge’s day-to-day use.”

This was the first significant work done to the bridge since 2013.

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