-Photo: Craig Brakhage, Austin Bridge & Road

Check out this great shot, showing the night view of subcontractor crews working for Austin Bridge & Road. They are performing enhancements to the steel girder section of a direct connector bridge that Austin widened for a $6 million TxDOT job at IH-20 and IH-45 in the Dallas/Hutchins area. Crews are welding 7,000-pound cover plates to the existing steel girders. This is being done prior to putting traffic on the widened bridge portion. Next step will be to replace the old bridge deck with a new one.