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CEMEX supplies largest bridge in LA

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CEMEX USA has announced that it is providing concrete (including a specialised self-consolidating mix) and thousands of tonnes of aggregates for the largest bridge project in the history of Los Angeles, California. The project is the replacement of the iconic Sixth Street Viaduct Bridge.

The original 3500 ft bridge has served as a backdrop to several feature films and was built in 1932 as a vital transportation link across the Los Angeles River. It connects Boyle Heights with the Arts District. Over the years, however, the structure has deteriorated, leading to several repairs and the current replacement process.

CEMEX is expected to supply 45 000 cubic yds of ready-mixed concrete for the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project. This includes 6300 cubic yds of specialised self-consolidating mix concrete for the structure itself and the bridge deck. When finished, the new viaduct is expected to have ten pairs of lit arches, along with stairway access and bike ramps.

The company’s operations in California and the Western US date back more than 100 years, with some supplying building materials for memorable projects such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hoover Dam. The company is also currently supporting the construction of the Los Angeles Purple Line Subway Extension and, recently, the company finished supplying San Francisco’s tallest skyscraper: the Salesforce Tower.

Concrete for the Sixth Street Viaduct is being supplied by the company’s Los Angeles ready-mixed plant, and CEMEX operations in nearby Victorville are providing 67 000 t of aggregates.

The total cost of the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project is estimated to be US$482 million. This is mainly covered by federal and state funding. The bridge is expected to be completed in late 2020.

“The Sixth Street Viaduct is one of the memorable landmarks in Los Angeles and CEMEX is proud to help give it a much-needed update,” said Bryan Forgey, Vice President/General Manager of Ready-Mix – Southern California for CEMEX USA. “CEMEX is deeply rooted in Southern California. The materials we produce here stay here, so we can build a better future for our families, neighbours, and communities.”

“CEMEX has been part of Southern California for decades, helping to provide the materials that are critical in the roads, bridges, and buildings we use every day all across the state and the Southwest,” said Eric Wittmann, Regional President of the West Region for CEMEX USA. “We are proud to be building a better future in Southern California, providing cement, concrete, and aggregates for projects to be used by generations to come.”

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