The construction works on the east side have just started
The construction work on the east side started last week, with the laying of the 14 foundation piles for Pier 11. Indeed, there isn’t anything of the remaining part of the former viaduct that has still to be demolished in this area.
The construction site is therefore currently open on both sides.
In the meantime, the foundation work on the west side for the 11 piles of Pier 6 have been completed. Each Pier is drilled into the ground and its external surfaces are supported by bentonite mud walls. Then, a steel cage is dropped in each Pier, to be filled with concrete casting, which defines the structure of the Pier itself.
The construction work for the 15 foundation piles of Pier 9 have just begun on the west side as well, thanks to the completion of the wartime munition reclamation activity.