Piers rising as bridge project progresses on both sides of river
Recent rains briefly halted construction on the new Fifth Street Bridge, but the sun is back out and crews are making progress on the span.
The $70 million bridge is scheduled to be completed by MCM Construction in 2020 and will provide two additional lanes of roadway as well as an improved pedestrian and cycling path.
According to officials working on the bridge project, piers 7 and 10 have been constructed on the Marysville side of the bridge.
Sixteen of the 27 piles remain to be completed, and workers have started placing the bridge column forms.
A portion of existing sidewalk on Fifth Street Bridge has been temporarily removed for two weeks.
On the Yuba City side, old railroad bridges over the eastbound entrance to the Fifth Street Bridge and over Second Street were removed.
A waterline along Second and Bridge streets has been installed and temporary street lights are in place at the Second and Bridge streets intersection.