Barnhart Saves the Day with Overnight Bridge Repair

Market: Heavy Civil

Location: Florida

Project Dates: 09/22/04 – 10/07/04

Barnhart Bridge Repair

The Challenge

A truck carrying an excavator met a low bridge and created a traffic nightmare on a Florida interstate.

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The Solution

The Barnhart crew shored-up the bridge with a gantry system while removing the damaged section.

Barnhart Bridge Repair 3

The Description

Late one night on a Cocoa Beach interstate, a truck carrying an excavator ran into a low bridge and effectively led state officials to close the interstate for one night while urgent repairs could be made.

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Officials called Barnhart in to help with this imperative over-night project. First, the team shored up the bridge with a gantry system while another team cut the damaged portion of the bridge into sections for removal.

After portioning the damaged bridge, Barnhart used a PSTe Goldhofer trailer – stacked with pipe stands and topped with beams – to lift and transport the damaged section to a staging area near the median for further dismantling.

Major Equipment Used

  • 401T Gantry System
  • PSTe Goldhofer

About David von Walland

Writer for Barnhart Crane & Rigging Co.
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