Single lift for new footbridge project

Apr 10, 2016

From Bridge Design and Engineering

A new footbridge which was installed by specialist lifting contractor Barnhart Crane & Rigging Company was opened to the public on 9 April.

The contractor installed the US$800,000 pedestrian bridge over South Chickamauga Creek near Chattanooga, Tennessee in the USA in November last year. The 58m-long bridge was transported approximately 1.5km via barge from the manufacturer to the installation site where Barnhart used two 210-ton class cranes to lift the span and to set it in place.

The new bridge links the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway with the Tennessee Riverwalk and is part of a project to improve bicycle and pedestrian access to Chattanooga-area parks and greenways.

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