Camp 2 Bridge deconstructed
ELI NJAA of Excavating Engineers Inc. stands on the west abutment by the crane's hook. Behind him are the orange marks where shelves will be chipped out of the rock face and concrete retaining walls will then be anchored into the granite. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety
Since Aug. 1 contractor Excavating Engineers Inc. out of San Diego County has been working on the Camp 2 Bridge reconstruction project for the El Dorado Irrigation District.
The first order of business was deconstructing the rickety Erector Set-like bridge and its wooden bridge deck. The remains are stacked in the marshaling yard a short walk before the bridge abutment. Other pieces are on the east abutment where they will serve as a protection for the stacked rock abutment in case a rock falls on it.
To lift out the old superstructure and its timber ... Continue Reading