Fourth graders at Augusta Elementary had a special visitor during their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) class. Alberici’s Matt jacobi, a project engineer on the new Highway 47 bridge project, spoke to the students about the design and construction of bridges, and how workers are tackling the project.
There are currently 40 to 50 workers from Alberici Constructors currently on the Washington bridge project, and that number will grow to 70 to 100 workers as the project develops. There also are five inspectors on site from the Missouri Department of Transportation. The projected completion date for the new Washington bridge is November of 2018.
Following his presentation, Jacobi answered questions from nearly all of the 28 Augusta Elementary STEM students on hand.
The students are currently engaged in a bridge building unit in their classes.