On Tuesday, November 18, construction workers placed yet another piece of the steel Ridge Truss that will ultimately span the entire length of the new Vikings stadium from east to west. Yesterday's placement occurred on the east side of the stadium and included the heaviest piece of structural steel on the project, weighing in at more than 700,000 pounds. This particular piece has a depth of 36 feet at its tallest dimension, is 16 feet wide and 197 feet long. A catwalk is pre-assembled within the truss.
Over the next several work days, the first Queen's Post Truss is expected to be placed, which means fans will begin to see the assembly of the structural steel frame that will run north and south from the Ridge Truss and support the roof's ETFE and hard metal deck.