Contractors are nearing completion of a new bridge on Wild Cherry Road. The project began last fall, after an engineering firm determined that replacement of the bridge would cost less over its life span than rehabilitating the existing structure would. The project employed a temporary bridge during demolition and construction to reduce traffic interruptions and the new bridge includes sidewalks, increasing walkability along the corridor.
The slideshow below shows step-by-step how it was done. Click in the lower right corner to enlarge the images and then click in the upper right to enable descriptions of the photos.
Fiscal responsibility and multimodal transportation are two goals in Asheville City Council’s Strategic Operating Plan.