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Demolition of the I-5 Alondra Blvd. Bridge in Santa Fe Springs has been scheduled for six weekends beginning June 14 to mid-to-late July.  The contractor for the I-5 HOV Widening Alondra Project is C.C. Myers, Inc. This photo was taken on the second weekend of work on June 21 to remove the girders.

Demolition Work on the Alondra Bridge
by  Maria Raptis
Issue Date: 07/2013

The 57-year old bridge will be reconstructed as part of the I-5 HOV Widening/South Corridor Improvement Projects

On June 10, Caltrans fully closed the Alondra Boulevard Bridge that crosses over the Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) in Santa Fe Springs.  Bridge demolition work began on June 14 and will complete in mid-to-lateJuly.  A segment of Alondra Boulevard between Freeway Drive and Marquardt Avenue and the northbound I-5 on-ramp at Alondra Boulevard will remain closed until mid-to-late 2014 for bridge reconstruction, retaining wall construction and roadway improvements on Alondra Boulevard.

The 57-year-old Alondra Blvd. Bridge will be widened from a four-lane to a six-lane bridge, with three lanes in each direction, and will also be longer to accommodate a wider I-5 freeway.

The work is part of the $110 million Interstate 5 HOV Widening and Alondra Boulevard Bridge Project to construct one carpool and one general purpose lane in each direction, from North Fork Coyote Creek Bridge to Marquardt Avenue, reconstruct overcrossings at Alondra Boulevard and North Fork Coyote Creek, and realign and upgrade adjacent frontage roads. The project is part of a $1.6 billion package of six projects that will add nearly 14 miles of carpool lanes on I-5 from the Los Angeles County/Orange County line to Interstate 605.

The contractor for the I-5 HOV Widening/Alondra Blvd. Bridge Project is C.C. Myers, Inc. of Anaheim. The project is expected to complete in mid-2015.

The motoring public, residents and businesses are encouraged to sign-up for regular notification on street, lane and ramp closures by calling the toll-free I-5 South Corridor Improvement Projects Hotline (855) 454-6335 or visiting www.I-5info.com

On June 14, the first weekend of demolition, crews worked to remove the bridge decks. I-5 motorists below have limited lanes available. The demolition crew is cutting down the girder sometime between 2 am to 4 am. A green girder is laid down on the fully closed direction of the Santa Ana Freeway Interstate 5.  Now, it will be cut to fit in a truckbed and hauled away. Dust control in its most simple form.