PEORIA, Ariz. (August 28, 2013)- The final girders have been set in place at the Vistancia Boulevard Bridge crossing the Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal at the base of White Peak and Twin Buttes mountains, representing the gateway to Vistancia’s northern 3,450 acres.
The 71-foot long by nearly five-foot-high girders being installed on the south side of the bridge are part of a 42-girder install for the three-span continuous straight girder bridge. The $5.5 million, four-lane bridge – ultimately to have six lanes – will embrace the character of the natural desert, anchored by stone with linear planes that will blend into Vistancia’s Sonoran desert backdrop.
The future extension of the Vistancia master plan will offer additional neighborhoods featuring up to 3,500 homes with a diverse range of architectural styles and home sizes, community recreational centers, commercial space, a 900-acre mountain preserve, city parks and public schools.
The Vistancia Boulevard Bridge is planned for completion in November 2013 and will be open only for construction traffic developing Vistancia’s north community opening in early 2015.