Weather permitting, work continues around the clock

The U.S. 231 project up and down Brindlee Mountain in Morgan County continues to make progress.

The project is in its eighth week of construction.

Late last week, Brasfield & Gorrie, the contractor working on the project, set the first 12 of 84 concrete girders that will support the decks of the twin bridges spanning the landslide area on Brindlee Mountain.

An additional 24 girders are being placed this week.

Alabama Department of Transportation spokesman Seth Burkett said that 28 of the 32 drilled shafts socketed into solid rock to form stable foundations for the bridges have been constructed. Construction of grade beams, columns, and caps is about halfway complete, he said.

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