Accelerated Bridge Construction

Allentown, PA, USA / September 2019

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Rigging/Heavy Hauling

Allentown, PA, USA / September 2019

Buckingham Transport and Wolfe House Movers recently assisted with the replacement of a Pennsylvania Turnpike Bridge by hauling away the older sections that were being replaced and hauling in pre-built sections to be set into their places. This process, known as “Accelerated Bridge Construction”, was completed over a single weekend. Normally, this type of project would take 6 months but under the accelerated time-frame, Buckingham teamed up with J.D. Eckman (the project General Contractor) to make it happen in a much shorter time. The new 280,000 lb pre-built bridge sections were loaded onto the Buckingham Power Dolly Transporters and Goldhofer STZ-P9 trailers ahead of time and staged just down the road in preparation. Once the existing bridge sections were removed and hauled away, the new pieces were moved into place for a crane to pick them up and place them into the final position. Due to the Accelerated Bridge Construction, the Turnpike was shut down only 55 hours rather than the 6 months of restricted traffic flow.

Watch a Video of the Move

 

Specs

94'x16' Sections of Steel and Concrete

Each Bridge Section weighed 280,000 lbs

Accelerated Bridge Construction done over a 55-Hour period

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