Construction History  Form Traveler

The form traveler is one aspect of the construction process that fascinates most people when they hear about it. The form traveler is a large piece of equipment that, once assembled and attached to the edge of the bridge deck, will allow the bridge deck to be built over the inlet. The process can be complex, but it is as simple as the traveler locking onto the completed deck area, a new deck area is poured in front of it, and the traveler moves to that edge to begin the process again. This continues until both sides meet in the middle. You can see this process in the renderings above.

The form traveler that is going to be used on the bridge was designed and built specifically for this project. When the bridge is complete, the form traveler will be disassembled and recycled. It could not be used for another project.