image
image
image


BGFMA Projects Photo Gallery:


Click image for closeup view Click image for close-up

MathBrgNew York Expressway/Dyer Avenue Bridge Deck Replacement

Project: New York Expressway/Dyer Avenue Bridge Deck Replacement Grid Manufacturer: LB Foster
Location: New York, NY Contractor: John Civetta & Sons
Install Date: 2016 Design Engineering Company: Stantec

Bridge Owner: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

 

Project Description: Dyer Avenue is a direct link to the Lincoln Tunnel in New York City that accommodates over 100,000 vehicles per day between New York and New Jersey. Full closure with detours was not an option and due to the narrow width, neither was staged construction. The existing 7.5” total deck thickness could not be exceeded.

Notable Features of Project: Nighttime deck replacement was necessary to minimize interruption of peak daytime traffic. A precast, full depth, 4-1/4” grid reinforced concrete with a 1.75” overfill was designed to simply span floor beams spaced at approximately 8 feet and opened to morning traffic prior to placement of closure pour concrete. The length of the panel did not coincide with the main bar direction and overhead clearance was limited which demanded a unique lifting strategy. In total, 118 panels were set, replacing nearly 20,000 square feet of deck and then topped with a 1.5” asphalt concrete overlay.

 

N_GrandNorth Grand Island Bridge Rehabilitation

Project: North Grand Island Bridge Rehabilitation Grid Manufacturer: LB Foster
Location: Grand Island and Niagara Falls, NY Contractor: Cianbro
Install Date: 2015 Design Engineering Company: Bergmann Associates

Bridge Owner: New York State Thruway Authority

 

Project Description: The North Grand Island Bridges carry Interstate 190 over the Niagara River, between the city of Niagara Falls and Grand Island, NY. The twin deck truss structures were opened in 1935 and 1962, and are currently owned and operated by the New York State Thruway Authority. Approximately 110,000 square feet of precast Exodermic® deck panels were installed to replace the deck of the southbound bridge.

Notable Features of Project: The contractor set roughly 2,000 square feet of precast Exodermic® deck panels each night during nighttime lane closures facing stiff penalties for late opening the following morning. Concrete barrier walls, 2’-0” in height, were precast with the deck panels.

Video: Installation Video Courtesy of Cianbro Construction

 

MathBrgNJ Route 37 EB Mathis Bridge

Project: I-81 over Leitersburg Road Grid Manufacturer: LB Foster
Location: Ocean County, NJ Contractor: Schiavone Construction
Install Date: 2015-2017 Design Engineering Company: WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff

Bridge Owner: NJDOT

 

Project Description: The Mathis Bridge over the Barnegat Bay is comprised of over 60 flanking and approach fixed spans, and a double-leaf bascule span, and is only a football field short of 1-mile long. Due to normal deterioration triggered by the structure’s age and damage caused by an encounter with Hurricane Sandy in 2012, many components in the spans are in poor condition and ready for replacement as part of a 3-year $79 million rehabilitation. The eastbound Mathis and parallel westbound Tunney Bridges are important means for daily commuters and a critical evacuation route from the barrier island. Considering the importance of needing both structures during the summer and hurricane months, the contractor will only be permitted seasonal closures to the Mathis Bridge between November and early May. During construction, eastbound traffic will be diverted to the Tunney Bridge.

Notable Features of Project: A precast Exodermic® deck utilizing lightweight concrete was used to accelerate the project and achieve an upgraded live load capacity of the structure to HS-25. Repetitive details allowed about 150,000 square feet or 85% of the total surface area to be accounted for by just two main panel configurations. A 3/4” polyester polymer (PPC) overlay will seal the closure pours and protect the precast panels for extended longevity.

 

ArrgBrgI-81 over Leitersburg Road

Project: I-81 over Leitersburg Road Grid Manufacturer: LB Foster
Location: Franklin County, PA Contractor: Cottle’s Asphalt Maintenance
Install Date: 2015 Design Engineering Company: Century Engineering

Bridge Owner: PennDOT

 

Project Description: With no viable detour of I-81 in Antrim Township, PA, it was necessary to keep all four lanes of traffic flowing during peak hours while replacing the NB and SB superstructures over Leitersburg Road. This challenge resulted in an accelerated project to replace both superstructures, consisting of nearly 10,000 square feet of deck in only 48 days using a single lane crossover and partial width staged construction (four stages).

Notable Features of Project: A precast grid reinforced concrete deck was used to accelerate the project and played an imperative role in allowing the owner to set such an aggressive schedule. It took roughly 21 days to complete the first two stages and replace the first superstructure and deck, but the learning curve was short and the Cottle’s Asphalt crew was able to wrap up the remaining stages in even less time while absorbing a 3 day holiday slowdown. The closure pours were high performance concrete reaching 4 ksi in less than 20 hours, allowing the contractor to access the bridge with equipment to place the CIP parapets. The project was completed in a mere 41 days, a full week ahead of schedule!

 

ArrgBrgNewburgh-Beacon Bridge

Project: Newburgh-Beacon Bridge Grid Manufacturer: LB Foster
Location: Newburgh & Beacon, NY Contractor: Kiska Construction
Install Date: 2013-2015 Design Engineering Company: Ammann & Whitney

Bridge Owner: New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA)

 

Project Description: The nearly 8,000-ft long Hamilton Fish Newburgh-Beacon Bridge is the busiest of 5 toll structures owned and operated by the New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA), carrying more than 25 million crossings per year. Over 30 years of heavy traffic on the south span deck took its toll, and in early 2013 Kiska Construction Corp. USA was awarded a $93.5 million, 430,000 square foot deck replacement contract. The contract required a durable new deck system and a construction sequence that minimized daily traffic disruptions to commuters, which is where custom engineered grid reinforced concrete deck panels came into play. The plan, developed by Ammann & Whitney along with input from the NYSBA, involved nighttime panelized deck replacement utilizing precast grid panels with full depth concrete.

Notable Features of Project: Precast grid deck systems are common when accelerated construction is needed, and are typically attached to the structure like any other precast concrete deck via headed shear studs and a concrete haunch closure pour over the supports. What is unique about the 1,850 grid deck panels being used on the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge is the method used to attach them to the supports below, which does not require a concrete haunch closure pour. Details for the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge utilize steel angles shop welded to the bottom of the grid main bars (see photos), which are then field welded to the supports by the contractor. Another benefit to the field welded attachment method is that it will allow the owner to replace deck panels on an individual basis if they are ever damaged.

 

ArrgBrgI-20 over Alcovy River & Alcovy Watershed

Project: I-20 over Alcovy River & Alcovy Watershed Grid Manufacturer: Bailey Bridge
Location: Newton County, GA Contractor: Massana Construction
Install Date: 2014 Design Engineering Company: Atkins

Bridge Owner: Georgia DOT

 

Project Description: With no viable detour and heavy peak traffic occurring on weekends for this section of I-20, the Georgia DOT was forced to limit lane closures for deck replacement to a single-lane shut down on weekdays only. To allow for this short closure schedule, precast grid reinforced concrete deck panels (208 of them) were used. The contractor, Massana Construction was able to replace nearly 34,000 square feet of bridge deck in only nine closure periods.

Notable Features of Project: Staged construction with short five-day closures was possible using precast grid reinforced concrete bridge deck panels, with two unique details utilized to connect the panels. One detail used a simple shear key splice, and the other used overlapping shear studs in the negative moment regions over the piers to develop tension in the panels. Rapid setting concrete was used for the closure pour areas over the supports and between panels, allowing traffic to be put back on the bridge less than one day after the pour. There was a $500 per hour penalty for opening the bridge late (after 10 pm on Fridays).

 

ArrgBrgMemorial Bridge

Project: Memorial Lift Bridge Replacement Grid Manufacturer: LB Foster
Location: Portsmouth, NH / Kittery, ME Contractor: Archer Western
Install Date: 2012-2013 Design Engineering Company: HNTB Corporation

Bridge Owner: New Hampshire DOT and Maine DOT

 

Project Description: The Memorial Bridge is an iconic structure which carries nearly 20,000 vehicles per day traversing the Piscataqua River between Kittery, ME and Portsmouth, NH. One of the most important aspects of the replacement project was speed of construction, which was required to limit the impacts to the traveling public. The 10,000 square foot lift span was completely fabricated offsite and floated into place to accelerate the project, which was completed approximately one month ahead of the 19 month pledged delivery schedule.

Notable Features of Project: The owners wanted a solid riding surface, so the new lift span utilized a lightweight Exodermic® deck. Not only was the deck weight critical because it’s a lift bridge, but also due to the construction method used to deliver the project. The strength of the Exodermic® deck also allowed the design engineers to span the deck across floorbeams, eliminating the need for stringers which saved additional weight and cost.

 

ArrgBrgWalt Whitman Bridge

Project: Walt Whitman Bridge over the Delaware River Grid Manufacturer: LB Foster
Location: Philadelphia, PA / Gloucester City, NJ Contractor: American Bridge
Install Date: 2011-2013 Design Engineering Company: AECOM

Bridge Owner: Delaware River Port Authority

 

Project Description: Over 270,000 square feet of 50+ year old grid deck was replaced with a modern grid deck system that is partially filled with lightweight concrete to reduce dead load and facilitate staged construction. With 120,000 vehicles per day passing over the bridge, only single lane closures were allowed during peak hours to minimize traffic disruptions. An additional lane adjacent to the construction lane was closed for contractor access during off-peak hours (9:30am-2:30pm).

Notable Features of Project: The new “floating deck” is the first of its kind to be used on a suspension bridge, and eliminates the need for deck relief joints everywhere except at the towers and anchorages. The project should be completed in the Fall of 2013, about six months ahead of schedule.

 

ArrgBrgScott Road over Montour Run (Bridge No. 6)

Project: Scott Road over Montour Run (Bridge No. 6) Grid Manufacturer: LB Foster
Location: Allegheny County, PA Contractor: Joseph B. Fay
Install Date: 2012 Design Engineering Company: HDR

Bridge Owner: Allegheny County

 

Project Description: Using accelerated bridge construction (ABC) techniques the entire superstructure was replaced over Thanksgiving weekend to minimize disruptions to nearby businesses. Staged construction and long-term closure options were ruled out since it is the only access to five businesses on one side of Montour Run.

Notable Features of Project: The new 22.5 x 44.8 feet superstructure was assembled at a staging area adjacent to the existing bridge, and a grid deck overfilled with lightweight concrete was used to reduce the crane pick weight. The project finished up on Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, 1.5 days ahead of schedule.

 

ArrgBrgArrigoni Bridge

Project: Arrigoni Bridge (Route 66 & 17) over Route 9 & Connecticut River Contractor: Middlesex Corporation
Location: Middletown & Portland, CT Design Engineering Company: STV, Inc.
Install Date: 2012  

Bridge Owner: Connecticut Department of Transportation

 
Project Description: Approximately 55,000 square feet of cast-in-place full depth grid reinforced concrete deck panels.
Notable Features of Project: Half-width closures (3 stages) with two of the four lanes open to traffic throughout the duration of the project.

 

SellaBrgGeorge Sellar Bridge

Project: Senator George Sellar Bridge (SR 285) over the Columbia River Grid Manufacturer: Bailey Bridge
Location: Wenatchee, WA Contractor: Max J. Kuney
Install Date: 2011 Design Engineering Company: WSDOT

Bridge Owner: Washington State Department of Transportation

 
Project Description: Over 10,000 square feet of cast-in-place Exodermic® deck was installed on the new bicycle & pedestrian lane added to the South side of the bridge.
Notable Features of Project: Using the lightweight Exodermic® deck on the new bicycle & pedestrian lane allowed WSDOT to add a 5th lane in place of the original sidewalk, without strengthening the tied-arch structure.

 

BostBridgeBoston Bridge

Project: Boston Bridge (PA Route 48) over the Youghiogheny River Grid Manufacturer: LB Foster
Location: Allegheny County, PA Contractor: Trumbull Corporation
Install Date: 2011 Design Engineering Company: MS Consultants

Bridge Owner: PennDOT

 
Project Description: Approximately 37,000 square feet of partial depth grid reinforced concrete deck panels.
Notable Features of Project: The contractor was able to drive equipment on the steel grid deck panels prior to pouring concrete, which accelerated the installation process.

 

SouthGrandSouth Grand Island Bridge

Project: South Grand Island Bridge Rehabilitation Grid Manufacturer: IDSI
Location: Grand Island & Tonawanda, NY Contractor: American Bridge Company
Install Date: 2010 Design Engineering Company: Bergmann Associates

Bridge Owner: New York State Thruway Authority

 
Project Description: Approximately 90,000 square feet of precast Exodermic® deck panels.
Notable Features of Project: Rapid installation - two crews set roughly 2,000 square feet of precast Exodermic® deck panels per night.
Overnight Deck Replacement of the I-190 Grand Island Bridge - Mark G. Horschel, P.E. – Bergmann Associates, Christian S. Hulse, P.E. – NYSTA

 

12thAve Ben Sawyer Swing Bridge

Project: Ben Sawyer Swing Bridge Grid Manufacturer: Bailey Bridges
Location: Charleston, SC Contractor: PCL Civil Constructors, Inc.
Install Date: 2009-2010 Design Engineering Company: Hardesty & Hanover, LLP

Bridge Owner: South Carolina Department of Transportation

 

Project Description: Nearly 7000 square feet of Exodermic® deck panels were set onto the truss and poured with lightweight concrete prior to being barged to the final location.  The Exodermic® panels were shop cambered by Bailey Bridges to fit the roadway crown profile.  The structural efficiency of the lightweight deck system has resulted in savings in the truss design, and reduction of load onto the existing center pier. 

Notable Features of Project: The entire bridge, including the swing span truss, was prefabricated off site and moved into position onto the existing supports. The bridge was set during an extremely short 10-day closure.

 

12thAveNW 12th Avenue Bascule Bridge

Project: NW 12th Avenue Bascule Bridge Grid Manufacturer: LB Foster
Location: Miami-Dade, FL Contractor: Kiewit Southern Company
Install Date: 2007-2008 Design Engineering Company: EC Driver & Associates

Bridge Owner: Florida Department of Transportation

 
Project Description: The Exodermic® deck is fully integrated with the main girders and floorbeams for additional structural efficiency and weight savings. The deck weighing only 63 pounds per square foot, spans floorbeams spaced at 13'-2", and provides 2-1/4" of clear cover over the rebar.

Notable Features of Project: Due to the limited 72-hour closure window on the Miami River, the toe sections of the bascule structure were preassembled down river from the jobsite, barged in and hoisted into position with the 16,000 square feet of precast Exodermic® deck panels already set on the structure.  The bridge was acknowledged by the Florida Transportation Builders Association with the Major Bridge Award in 2009.

 

Thomas Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge

Project: Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge - US 40 Over Susquehanna River Grid Manufacturer: LB Foster
Location: Havre De Grace, MD Contractor: Joseph B. Fay Company
Install Date: 2008 - 2010 Design Engineering Company: Wallace, Montgomery, & Associates, LLP

Bridge Owner: Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA)

 
Project Description: Over 380,000 SF of partial-depth concrete filled steel grid deck, which will be replaced in three stages.
Notable Features of Project: Oldest of the seven toll facilities operated and maintained by the MdTA .  Original grid deck was in service for 70 years prior to replacement, with an annual traffic volume of approximately 11 million vehicles.

 

Henry Hudson Henry Hudson Bridge

Project: Henry Hudson Bridge Grid Manufacturer: LB Foster
Location: New York, NY Contractor: Judlau Contracting Company
Install Date: 2008 - 2009 Design Engineering Company: Parsons Transportation Group

Bridge Owner: NYC DOT

 
Notable Features of Project: Connects northern Manhattan to the Bronx.  When it opened, it was the longest plate girder arch and fixed arch bridge in the world.
Project Description: 76,000 sf of 4-1/4" Grid. Complete lower roadway replacement completed in 4 stages.

 

Cornelia Cornelia Munoz Bridge

Project: Cornelia Munoz Bridge Grid Manufacturer: LB Foster
Location: Bruzual, Venezuela Contractor: Taller Chama C. A
Install Date: 2004 Design Engineering Company: Fundacion Fondo Nacional de Tranporte Urbano (Fontur)

Bridge Owner: Fundacion Fondo Nacional de Tranporte Urbano (Fontur)

 

Project Description: 24,000 sf of 5" -4 way Open Grid installed during short term temporary full bridge closures. Work lasted about 5 months total. Material was purchased directly by Fontur and was installed by Taller Chama.
Notable Features of Project: Steel suspension bridge is 300 meters long, 7.30 meters wide.

 

manhattan Manhattan Bridge

Project: Manhattan Bridge Grid Manufacturer: LB Foster
Location: New York, NY Contractor: Skanska Koch
Install Date: 1994 - 2005 Design Engineering Company: Weidlinger

Bridge Owner: NYC DOT

 
Project Description: 400,000 sf of partially filled grid decking across all three roadways.
Notable Features of Project: Deck Installed in three major phases - Two upper roadways and main lower roadway.

 

Robert Memorial Bridge Robert C. Beach Memorial Bridge

Project: Robert C. Beach Memorial Bridge Grid Manufacturer: LB Foster
Location: Morgantown, WV Contractor: Orders Construction
Install Date: 2009 Design Engineering Company: Alpha Associates, Inc.
Bridge Owner: West Virginia DOT  
Project Description: Precast Exodermic® Deck w/ Lightweight Concrete.
Notable Features of Project: Replaced Failing FRP Deck Installed in 2003.

 

NJ State Route 35

Project: NJ State Route 35 over Manasquan River Grid Manufacturer: IDSI
Location: Brielle and Point Pleasant Beach Boroughs Contractor: Agate Construction
Install Date: 2007 Design Engineering Company: Parsons Brinkerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.
Bridge Owner: New Jersey DOT  
Project Description: ODS5S-04 Rectangular Open Grid and Shallow Exodermic® Deck.
Notable Features of Project: Staged Construction.

 


Mathews Bridge

Project: Mathews Bridge Grid Manufacturer: IDSI
Location: Jacksonville, FL Contractor: PCL Civil Constructors
Install Date: 2007 Design Engineering Company: Reynolds, Smith and Hills
Bridge Owner: Florida DOT  
Project Description: Exodermic®
Notable Features of Project: Staged Construction.

3rd Avenue Bridge

Project: 3rd Avenue Bridge Grid Manufacturer: IDSI
Location: New York City Contractor: Kiska Construction
Install Date: 2004 Design Engineering Company: Hardesty and Hanover
Bridge Owner: New York City DOT  
Project Description: PDS5S-06
Notable Features of Project: Swing Span Assembled Off-Site and Barged into Jobsite.

Hood River Bridge

Project: Hood River Interstate Bridge Grid Manufacturer: IDSI
Location: Hood River, OR Contractor: Christie Constructors
Install Date: 2004 Design Engineering Company: HNTB - Bellevue, WA
Bridge Owner: Port of Hood River  
Project Description: ODD5S-07
Notable Features of Project: Pre-Attached to Stringers.

Lambertville Bridge

Project: New Hope - Lambertville Bridge Grid Manufacturer: IDSI
Location: New Hope, PA / Lambertville, NJ Contractor: J.D. Eckman
Install Date: 2004 Design Engineering Company: Michael Baker - Princeton, NJ
Bridge Owner: Delaware River Joint Toll-Bridge Commission  
Project Description: ODS5R-07
Notable Features of Project:

Perth - Andover Bridge

Project: Perth - Andover Bridge Grid Manufacturer: IDSI
Location: Perth - Andover, New Brunswick, Canada Contractor: Callaghan Contracting
Install Date: 2002 Design Engineering Company: Eastern Designers
Bridge Owner: New Brunswick MOT  
Project Description: FDS45-06
Notable Features of Project: Staged Construction

 

Route 1 & 9 Lift Bridge

Project: Route 1 and 9 Lift Bridge over Passaic River Grid Manufacturer: IDSI
Location: Newark, NJ Contractor: IEW Construction Group
Install Date: 2002 Design Engineering Company: Hardesty and Hanover
Bridge Owner: New Jersey DOT  
Project Description: PDS5S-06
Notable Features of Project: Lightweight Concrete, Pre-Cast, Weekend Installations.

© Copyright 2015 BGFMA All Rights Reserved



image


image