Time-lapse video captured nearly 500 cement trucks as they filed onto the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center campus over the weekend to pour the base of Sharp HealthCare’s newest hospital, set to open in fall 2019.
More than 125 construction workers, in addition to the hundreds of ready-mix concrete truck drivers, were onsite throughout the night — with over 90 percent of the project’s labor based in San Diego County. By the time the 12-hour project ended, 4,700 yards of concrete had been poured, covering 25,000 square feet.
The concrete pour marks the most recent milestone — and almost halfway point — for the South Bay’s first new hospital in more than 40 years; the last new hospital was the existing hospital at Sharp Chula Vista, which opened in 1975.
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