PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Download the latest free Blasting Resource Guide eResource Book

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


4M Pounds Zip into Place

Friday, August 1, 2014

More items for Program/Project Management

Comment | More

Blink, and you might have missed the recent replacement of two Connecticut highway bridges.

It took just one weekend closure of Interstate 84 in Southington to replace and install two new 102-foot-long bridges weighing two million pounds each.

And the $6 million job came in early, to boot.

CTDOT via YouTube

It took a weekend, not 98 seconds, but the replacement of the I-84 bridge in Connecticut went quickly.

Credit, once again, the Accelerated Bridge Construction process used by the state's Department of Transportation and contractor Northern Construction Service LLC, officials said.

Like other states, Connecticut has enthusiastically turned to ABC before, but this was the first time the technique had been used on a large-scale construction project. The I-84 bridge contract was awarded June 7, 2013.

The project was scheduled for completion in July 2014. But the new superstructures, built adjacent to their 50-year-old predecessors, were lifted into place over the weekend of June 28-29.

'Creative Approach'

CTDOT marked the occasion with the release of a time-lapse video of the replacement

I-84 - Southington CT
CTDOT

The I-84 bridge replacement was not Connecticut's first Accelerated Bridge Construction project.  But it was the largest, and it won't be the last, DOT officials say.

Said Gov. Dannel Malloy: "By employing ABC principles, CTDOT took a creative approach to virtually eliminate what would have been many months or even years of traffic disruptions and congestion on I-84 and the local roads surrounding the project."

CTDOT high-fived the weekend replacement project in a statement, saying, ""While not every bridge project is suitable for ABC, CTDOT will continue to use this technology in other locations around the state after the success of this major bridge replacement."

   

Tagged categories: Bridges; Construction; Contractors; Department of Transportation (DOT); Government contracts; Rehabilitation/Repair

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Desco Mfg. Co., Inc.

Dust - Free Surface Prep
Made EASY!

Efficient-Fast clean/remove
Advanced Containment
Safe - Well Below OSHA
Yes! - Innovative Solutions!
DESCO Mfg.Co., Inc.
www.descomfg.com
800-337-2648


Nationwide Overspray
Profession Overspray Removal Services

The Finest Name in Safe Overspray Removal. We specialize in removing all contaminants from any surface. Family Owned and Operated for 33 years! Fully insured. Satisfaction is guaranteed.


Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!

CLICK to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Tarps Manufacturing makes the highest-quality tarps right here in the USA — available nationwide.


Safway Services
Your Access Advantage. QUIKDECK®

Provides safe, factory-floor-like working conditions. Can be engineered to fit almost any shape, structure or size. Modular platform easily assembled from just a few basic components. Excellent containment. Applications include vessels, offshore rigs and bridges.


Atlantic Design, Inc.
BUILDING INNOVATION, NOT IMITATION

The smallest version of our Blast Vacuum Recyclers, this ADI 2300CFM 2-Pot is a cleverly designed power package for those smaller jobs. 866.Call.ADI


Abrasives Inc.
Check our Prices for Blast Abrasives

Faced with higher abrasive costs? We invite you to call & check our rates on Black Magic® coal slag and other quality blast materials. Abrasives Inc. 800-584-7524


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Polyflex® Polyurea Linings

Polyflex ™ new Polyurea Geotextile Membrane System has been specifically engineered to protect the environment in containment applications.
www.polyflexlinings.com


Detail Masters
Overspray Removal

We offer professional, turnkey service and unparalleled quality!
Our process can save hundreds— even thousands of dollars. It's fast, environmentally safe and 100% guaranteed.


Novetas Solutions
Safer Abrasive! 100% Recycled Glass!

NO Free Silica, Beryllium or other human Toxins! Great White Metal Finish and safer than Slags!
Call us at 866-775- 6226


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
http://www.sspc.org/

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2016, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com