How’s it look from Nebraska?

How's it look from Nebraska? Despite dreary, miserable and cold working conditions since early November, progress on the Newcastle-Vermillion Missouri River Bridge is moving right along as seen in this photo taken from the new road on the Nebraska side of the river. Despite dreary, miserable and cold working conditions since early November, progress on the Newcastle-Vermillion Missouri River Bridge is moving right along as seen in this photo taken from the new road on the Nebraska side of the river. Jensen Construction is currently working on the third drill shaft from the bottom left. This shaft is being drilled from a roadway the crew has built out from the South Dakota side. The tall, yellow shaft is in the center of the river and it, along with the shaft in the lower left, were drilled and poured from barges. The fifth pier back from the lower left is actually on the river's edge when the water is at normal summer levels. This leaves only two more drill shafts to be constructed, one on the Nebraska shore line and the other between it and the shaft shown in the lower left of the picture. Steel work on the bridge is also progressing, with all four beams currently spanning four piers from the road abutment on the South Dakota side. The steel work, which is designed to be completed in three segments, is now 33 percent finished, according to Steve Ulmer, construction superintendent. The snow storm of the early part of this week all but shut construction down for a couple of days. The crew members who were able to report in for work Wednesday were busy clearing snow at the bridge site and the roads leading to it.

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