A local steel bridge fabricator that does work all across the nation is sending the last piece of a bridge to Washington D.C after 18 months of manufacturing on Friday.
“I have worked at Veritas Steel for almost 31 years now, and the most interesting project I have worked one is the New Fredrick Douglass Memorial Bridge. It was the most complex bridge I have seen here and was a nice challenge,” said Gary Connell, Welding Fabricator at Veritas Steel.
“A lot of work and talent went into creating the arches for this bridge,” said Richard Duss Welding Fabricator at Veritas Steel.
Once completed, the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge will have a three-arch bridge supported by two V-piers in the river. Because of this unique design, construction of the piers has required significant pile driving to create foundations strong enough to support the 1,445-footbridge with only two piers.