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80-Year-Old IL Bridge Felled by Demo

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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A steel bridge opened in 1936 to convey traffic across the Illinois River in Meredosia, Illinois, went out with a bang last week as crews destroyed its skeleton with a controlled demolition. 

The Meredosia Bridge, which was part of Illinois Route 104, was a cantilever through-truss bridge that was built more than 80 years ago for a total of $530,000; its replacement, completed earlier this summer, is a steel tied-arch bridge that came with an $86.2 million price tag. The new bridge was built by general contractor Halverson Construcion.

Video of the older bridge's implosion was posted online by the State Journal-Register after the Wednesday demolition: 

The old span, more than 2,000 feet long in total with a 23.9-foot-wide deck, was insufficient for today's traffic needs and in 2016, it reportedly was given a sufficiency rating of less than 15 out of 100 by the Illinois Department of Transportation. 

The new bridge has 12-foot lanes of traffic with 10-foot shoulders, allowing wide-load traffic including farm machinery to pass without stopping oncoming traffic. 

   

Tagged categories: Bridges; Contractors; Demolition; Infrastructure; NA; North America; Program/Project Management; Structural steel

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