Girders Going Up on Bridge
Bridge girders, the horizontal beams that will support the new roadway, are being placed on the Billings Bypass Yellowstone River Bridge. The new bridge will consist of 112 girders constructed of weathering steel, which provides a protective coating that does not require painting. The girders are being placed on the concrete bridge piers that were constructed earlier this winter. The temporary bridge will be removed once the new bridge deck has been built. Wadsworth Brothers Construction is building the bridge and are planning to be mostly complete by the end of 2021. The bridge will provide motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians a connection between Lockwood and the Billings Heights.