Oct 12, 2004

Replacement planned and performed in six days, under budget

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago area contractor Delgado Construction planned the movement of a rail bridge over 6th Street for several months when the initial heavy transport contractor indicated that it would not be able to make the move. Delgado is performing the work as part of a city wide upgrade of many rail crossings. Delgado contacted Barnhart Crane and Rigging to jack the 250-ton rail bridge and relocate it to new abutments. Known for their ability to respond quickly, Barnhart Crane and Rigging helped keep the bridge relocation on schedule.

Delgado knew that the expertise at Barnhart could pull of such a rush job even with only four days notice. Not only was Barnhart able to perform the job quickly but did so in a simple approach that saved additional time.

By assembling the specialized hydraulic platform transporters at their nearby Ottawa, Illinois yard Barnhart was able to mobilize them to the site fully assembled and avoid costly time on the job. "While not a complex job, we knew that Delgado required ingenuity and quick thinking to meet the timeframe", said John Boone, manager of Barnhart's Chicago Branch. The job was completed safely and on-time.

Barnhart Crane and Rigging ( is leading supplier of specialized heavy rigging and transportation solutions. Through its US network of branches, they provide a full range of crane and rigging services, project cargo logistics and heavy equipment storage at their Heavy Lift Terminal at the Port of Memphis. In addition to branches in the US, Barnhart also has a facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

For More Information
Contact: Kinnon Phillips, Bellwether Group
(251) 433-3993 ext. 202

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