These photos show where the new northbound Willamette River Bridge will launch off the ground and be suspended over the river. It will be a virtual twin to the new southbound span.
Above, crews have surrounded the pile caps with reinforcing steel and are building the wooden falsework to create the bridge abutment. Next, they will pour concrete into the forms to create the foundation for the north end of the new bridge. The white material on the left is the form liner, which is used to create the textured finish on the exterior of the new abutment.