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NCO Dismantles TWTC Overhead Bridge in 3 Days

Workers prepare for the removal of the overhead bridge's deckTaipei City Government approved the plan to demolish the overhead bridge located at the intersection of Xinyi Road and Keelung Road, near Taipei World Trade Center. The New Construction Office (NCO) of the Public Works Department carried out the mission in 3 days.
 
In accordance with project planning, the staircases of the overhead bridge were demolished in the night of July 15. The main deck of the bridge was successfully dismantled before dawn on July 17, after the dispatch of a large construction workforce in the evening of July 16. The five remaining support pillars will be removed on July 23.
 
Director Hung Chen-ju of NCO’s Public Works Section Central Region Works Subsection explained that the dismantling of the overhead bridge began at 11 PM on July 15, with 60 traffic personnel implementing traffic control measures in the surrounding area to secure construction space. A footage on the removal of the 3 staircases is available here (Link). 
 
The disassembly of the deck on July 16 required the deployment of two 400-ton mobile cranes and two 120-ton mobile cranes, as well as 60 construction workers. Once the structure spanning Keelung Road and Xinyi Road has been taken down, it is subsequently divided into smaller sections for ease of transport and carried away from the site. Work was completed at 5 AM on July 17. Please check here for the video: (Link).
 
Hung added that there are still 5 support pillars awaiting removal. NCO plans to complete the last part of the project between 11 PM on July 23 and 6 AM on July 24.