Heat, no rain creating construction ‘headaches’
Saturday, July 7, 2012
It’s a given that contractors don’t like a steady diet of rain or snow or really cold weather.
But who would have thought that weeks of no rain could create a construction headache?
It is creating a possible problem for the state Transportation Department’s construction of a second railroad bridge at Osage City — because the Osage River is running lower than usual, and the original plans for the new $20 million, 1,200-foot railroad bridge require construction cranes in the river lifting steel beams and other pieces into place as the bridge is extended across the water.