Barnhart enjoys a nationwide reputation for solving problems. We specialize in the heavy lifting and heavy transport of major components used in American industry. Barnhart is committed to continuous improvement and to be the best heavy lift and heavy transport company. Our customers can expect Barnhart to aggressively pursue innovative ways to lower overall project costs and improve safety.
When a bridge is replaced on an active highway, time is of the essence. That was the case with a recent Barnhart project for the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT). The company was hired to replace both the eastbound and westbound bridges on I-84 at Marion Avenue in Southington, Connecticut.
According to the Hartford Courant, nearly 85,000 people travel that portion of I-84 every day, so closing a section of the interstate was a major disruption of traffic. To mitigate the problem, the project had to be completed over a weekend.
The old bridge, built in 1964, was too rust... [continue reading]