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Burbank Blvd Bridge – Gallery, November 2021

The I-5 Burbank Boulevard Bridge and Interchange opened for traffic on November 24, 2021. Here are scenes of some of the construction crews and the progress of the project during the weeks leading up to the opening day.

But first, here is a view (facing west on Burbank Boulevard) showing the new bridge and interchange:

The photos below show the progress of the project leading up to the opening.

The photo above is facing south. It shows the bridge and interchange on November 6, 2021, as construction is underway. Construction vehicles are parked on the bridge and ramps.

The photo above is an overhead view of a crew pouring concrete for the foundation of a concrete barrier along the Northbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard On-Ramp. For a ground-level view of the same crew, see the next photo, below.

The photo above shows a crew placing concrete for the foundation of a concrete barrier along the Northbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard On-Ramp prior to the opening of the ramp. Traffic on Northbound I-5 is visible at the left side of the photo.

The photo above is facing west in early November. It shows Burbank Boulevard extending to the west (toward the top of the picture). On the left side are the Southbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard On-Ramp (closest to the camera) and, behind it, Front Street. On the right is the new Southbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard Off-Ramp under construction. In this photo, crews are constructing the intersection including electrical systems and other utilities, curbs and gutters, and other elements of the project.

The photo above shows a crew working on an overhead structure during installation of traffic signs and lights on the Northbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard Off-Ramp, prior to opening.

The photo above shows a member of the crew silhouetted as he works on the installation of a lighting unit for one of the signs on an overhead structure at the interchange.

The photo above is facing north. It shows the bridge and interchange prior to completion of construction. At left is the new Southbound I-5 Burbank Boulevard On-Ramp. Construction vehicles are parked on the bridge and ramps. In the median area between the Northbound I-5 and Southbound I-5, crews are constructing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV, or carpool) lanes in each direction on I-5. The HOV lanes are scheduled to open in 2022.

The photo above shows a crew constructing the foundation for a concrete barrier at the I-5 Burbank Boulevard interchange.

The photo above shows a crew constructing curbs and gutters and other concrete work on Burbank Boulevard at the I-5 interchange.

The photo above shows a detail of the completed curb and gutter work on Burbank Boulevard.

The photo above is facing east and shows crews installing conduits for electrical cables and other utilities on Burbank Boulevard before pavement is constructed. The concrete pavement at left is the end of the Southbound I-5 Off-Ramp.

The photo above shows a crew placing rebar (reinforcing rods) for a concrete barrier. In the background at left is the batch plant which produces concrete on-site for this project.

The photo above shows the completed rebar (reinforcing rods) in place for a concrete barrier along an on-ramp. The crew in the background is constructing the wood form that will be needed when concrete is poured to form the barrier.

The photo above shows a worker checking the wood form before concrete is poured to construct the barrier along the north side of the bridge (in other words, alongside the westbound lanes of Burbank Boulevard; this view is facing west).

The photo above is facing east on Burbank Boulevard and shows the street as construction is nearly completed. Pavement, concrete barriers, signs, lane striping, lighting, traffic control systems and other elements of the project are in place.

The photo above is facing west and shows traffic on Burbank Boulevard on the opening day of the bridge and interchange, November 24, 2021.

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