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1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]

[CHSR Authority] – The California High-Speed Rail Authority and its design-build contractor Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons conducted the first concrete pour Friday at the Fresno River Viaduct, the first aerial structure that is part of California’s high-speed rail program.

hsr062615aThis is a continuation of the work that began last week to construct the viaduct’s foundation. That ongoing work consists of digging and assembling of rebar cages that serve as essential pieces of the foundation for the bridge columns.

The Fresno River Viaduct will span from Raymond Road to Watson Street in Madera County, crossing over the Fresno River and State Route 145, parallel to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks.

The viaduct is part of Construction Package 1, the first 29-mile construction area that stretches from Avenue 17 in Madera County to East American Avenue in Fresno County. It is the first of three viaducts that will be constructed in this package. Approximately 75 people will work on completing this structure, including TPZP subcontractors Becho Inc., Landavazo Bros. Inc. and Schwager Davis Inc. with materials being supplied by Martinez Steel Corporation and Outback Materials.



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  1. We need water ! Not this stupid train.

  2. We need water ! Not this stupid train.

  3. lighttech says:

    great –all that money to make what someday might make a good bike path –lol

  4. Good luck with that. Let me know how it works out for you!!

  5. Good luck with that. Let me know how it works out for you!!

  6. And they’re already over budget

  7. Farmers can’t grow crops. ..citizens can’t water their foliage and are asked to not flush toilets with every use….the state wants to label drinking water bottles bought in stores as ‘ not drought friendly’ if bottled inside the state and put an extra charge on them….but they have water to mix cement. ..LOTS of cement…and billions of $$ to build a crazy train that the fares will be subsidized by taxpayers on top of what we are paying to build this monstrosity. ….destroying communities and schools churches people’s homes …and will be a sitting duck for a terror attack and will cross the San Andreas fault. ..yea….don’t forsee any problems with this top priority project over any water project…

  8. Heard recently that there’s plenty of water under the SFV, but it needs major treatment, why not divert funds away from this useless project to the one we actually need???

  9. Rowland Hill Rowland Hill says:

    What a waste of money

  10. This is just beyond logic. This state is in desperate need of water storage, treatment and managers of our water that will not waste in the cure. This mis-management goes back to Gov Brown back in the 1970s when he set aside water storage plans back then. This is a travesty for sure.

  11. We all know this is going to end up being twice or three times as much as it was budgeted for. When has a government project come in at budget. These companies doing these projects for the government know they have a blank check. This will be an extreme waste of money when it’s all said and done

  12. And knowing tutor ” change order” it will go over budget crook ya you ron tutor

  13. Cause that’s what we need. How about building a fkin dam?

  14. Dean Botton Dean Botton says:

    I will never step foot on this train…because it goes over the San Andreas fault line.

  15. We need water, better care for children, the elderly, the homeless, improved mental healthcare etc. not Gov. Moonbeams train!

  16. Mark Natzke Mark Natzke says:

    this is stupid we dont need this

  17. Our politicians are a bunch of corrupt sell outs. Wasting money on this P.O.S. Direct all monies to water projects and gang removal. Let the friggen train take care of itself privately if its so great.

  18. If there was a need for a high speed railway, some private company would have invested in it. Just like Amtrak, tax payers will wind up subsidizing this money pit. How about funding more job training programs or fixing our roads? I want a train to Vegas!

  19. They should worry about our water problem in California instead of building a high speed rail.

  20. Alan Scott says:

    Therefore, the environmental friendly HSR project is now taking massive amounts of water from the people to build Moonbeams legacy, nothing more nothing less. Furthermore, any idea how much water it takes to make one load per truck? Oops, I think I have the answer; they are NOT using drinking or irrigation water. NO THEY ARE USING non-potable water for all parts of the construction process for the legacy RR. Any bets on that will be their answer!

    It seems all Sacratomato has to worry about is political correct nonsense items rather than addressing to wit: the massive underfunded deficit, the medical exchanges shortfalls, the seriously flawed HSR fiscal disaster legacy project, oh ya THE BLOODY EXTENDED DROUGHT seems that is not even on the agenda, and the best one yet – drivers for drunk senator’s.

    Golly, I guess I have lost prospective and should delete what I just said – I THINK NOT!!! On the other hand, stated another way, “I think not, I think JB should find some leadership in his bucket and delete this project and disperse this monies and forever never dream up something like this until all the money is in the bank.”

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