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Construction Update
Hard work is paying off at the high-speed rail project sites in the Central Valley.
  • Construction of the arches that will define high-speed rail's northern gateway into Fresno is underway starting with the falsework. Hear pile driver Bill Boon, who leads the crew doing this work, explain how this process works. You can see more pictures from this work at BuildHSR.com #BuildHSR #Construction #Iwillride
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    Construction of the arches that will define high-speed rail's northern gateway into Fresno is underway starting with the falsework. Hear pile driver Bill Boon, who leads the crew doing this work, explain how this process works. You can see more pictures from this work at BuildHSR.com #BuildHSR #Construction #Iwillride
    Arches Construction at San Joaquin River Viaduct
  • Crews begin construction of the signature
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    Crews begin construction of the signature "gateway arch" on the San Joaquin River Viaduct. This structure is the first step in constructing the falsework for the arch that will mark the border of Madera and Fresno counties. - June 2019
    CP 1: San Joaquin River Viaduct
  • Ironworkers tie rebar in preparation for a concrete pour inside the SR 180 trench north of downtown Fresno. The floor has been poured for the
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    Ironworkers tie rebar in preparation for a concrete pour inside the SR 180 trench north of downtown Fresno. The floor has been poured for the "box" that will carry high-speed trains under the highway, a rail spur and a canal. - June 2019
    CP 1: Fresno Trench & SR 180 Passageway
  • Workers setting a rebar cage for the start of the Wasco Viaduct. - May 2019
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    Workers setting a rebar cage for the start of the Wasco Viaduct. - May 2019
    CP4: Wasco Viaduct
  • At Pond Road, north of Wasco, construction of an abutment is further along. - May 2019
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    At Pond Road, north of Wasco, construction of an abutment is further along. - May 2019
    CP 4: Pond Road Viaduct
  • After installing metal deck panels and rebar on the section of the viaduct crossing over the San Joaquin River, crews began pouring concrete to form the final section of the San Joaquin River Viaduct. - April 2019
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    After installing metal deck panels and rebar on the section of the viaduct crossing over the San Joaquin River, crews began pouring concrete to form the final section of the San Joaquin River Viaduct. - April 2019
    CP 1: San Joaquin River Viaduct
  • At Kent Avenue, a little west of State Route 43, concrete is poured to create the deck of the Kent Avenue overcrossing. - April 2019
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    At Kent Avenue, a little west of State Route 43, concrete is poured to create the deck of the Kent Avenue overcrossing. - April 2019
    CP 2-3: Kent Avenue Grade Separation
  • At the Cedar Viaduct, crews are constructing another abutment adjacent to State Route 99 as the structure moves closer to crossing over the highway. - April 2019
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    At the Cedar Viaduct, crews are constructing another abutment adjacent to State Route 99 as the structure moves closer to crossing over the highway. - April 2019
    CP 1: Cedar Viaduct
  • At Avenue 15, girders have been set and now crews are constructing the diaphragms to link the girders together. - April 2019
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    At Avenue 15, girders have been set and now crews are constructing the diaphragms to link the girders together. - April 2019
    CP 1: Avenue 15 Grade Separation
  • At Kansas Avenue girders are placed to form the foundation for the overcrossing’s superstructure.- April 2019
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    At Kansas Avenue girders are placed to form the foundation for the overcrossing’s superstructure.- April 2019
    CP 2-3: Kansas Avenue Grade Separation
  • Two spans of girders were set over a couple of days at the end of March, with girders set over the railroad at night in coordination with BNSF railroad. The 35-foot tall, two-span structure will take traffic over the future high-speed train and the existing BNSF freight rail alignment.
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    Two spans of girders were set over a couple of days at the end of March, with girders set over the railroad at night in coordination with BNSF railroad. The 35-foot tall, two-span structure will take traffic over the future high-speed train and the existing BNSF freight rail alignment.
    Avenue 15 Timelapse
  • Drone video from December of 2018 and January of 2019 from six construction projects of the California High-Speed Rail project.
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    Drone video from December of 2018 and January of 2019 from six construction projects of the California High-Speed Rail project.
    California High-Speed Rail Construction Projects Flyover
  • At Road 27, crews have completed pouring concrete to connect the girder sections on the massive structure in Madera County. - March 2019
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    At Road 27, crews have completed pouring concrete to connect the girder sections on the massive structure in Madera County. - March 2019
    CP 1: Road 27 Grade Separation
  • Work has begun on abutment construction for an overcrossing at Excelsior Avenue in Kings County on CP 2-3. - March 2019
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    Work has begun on abutment construction for an overcrossing at Excelsior Avenue in Kings County on CP 2-3. - March 2019
    CP 2-3: Excelsior Avenue Grade Separation
  • Work gets underway on abutments at what will be a high-speed rail crossing over Garces Highway, just outside the town of Wasco in Kern County. - February 2019
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    Work gets underway on abutments at what will be a high-speed rail crossing over Garces Highway, just outside the town of Wasco in Kern County. - February 2019
    CP 4: Garces Highway Viaduct
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