First Vertical Structure at the Fresno River Viaduct

MADERA, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) and its design-build contractor Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons (TPZP) advanced work on 16 vertical columns that will support the Fresno River Viaduct. The viaduct is the first vertical structure being built as part of the California High-Speed Rail program. Significant construction work at this site began in June and most recently, the construction team has been working to build the 16 columns that will support the approximately 1,600-foot length of the viaduct.

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The Fresno River Viaduct will span from Raymond Road to Watson Street in Madera County, crossing over the Fresno River and State Route 145, parallel to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks.

The viaduct is part of Construction Package 1, the first 29-mile construction area that stretches from Avenue 17 in Madera County to East American Avenue in Fresno County. Approximately 75 people will work on completing this structure, including TPZP subcontractors Moore Twining Associates, Becho, Inc., Landavazo Bros., Inc and Schwager Davis, Inc. with materials being supplied by Martinez Steel Corporation and Outback Materials.

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