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170-Foot Boom Crane Signals Start of Celebration Pointe Bridge Construction

170-Foot Boom Crane Signals Start of Celebration Pointe Bridge Construction

Crane to install concrete piles, MSE walls and set bridge beams

Celebration Pointe continues with its public infrastructure construction on the 1 million-square-foot, mixed-use development with the arrival of an American 9310 crane, featuring a 170-foot boom and 450,000-pound lifting capability.

“It won’t be long now before we start to see a five-lane bridge come to life over Interstate 75,” said Celebration Pointe Partner Ralph Conti, who made the announcement.

The crane, which serves as an essential piece of equipment to the installation of critical components of the bridge, will be utilized to input concrete piles and mechanically stabilized earth walls, and set the bridge beams.

“In addition to all of the infrastructure activity on the property itself, the arrival of this crane signifies a critical next step in the development for Celebration Pointe,” said Conti. “We continue to make aggressive strides toward bringing this project to life, and once complete, it will provide residents both locally and regionally with easy access to the site.”

The bridge will provide Celebration Pointe with a second major access point to the project, aside from the main entrance at West Archer Road just off of I-75. It will connect Celebration Pointe to other major arterials leading to and from significant points of interest in Gainesville, including its major healthcare corridor, central business district and the University of Florida. Pre-development site work for the project began in August of 2014. Vertical construction for the initial phase of development is scheduled to begin mid-late summer 2015, with phase I of the project slated to open in fall 2016.

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