Addresses problem of failing piers and pier caps during ODOT’s largest project
(Parsippany, New Jersey) – 07 September 2016 – Acrow Bridge, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company, is providing the temporary shoring for holding up the concrete girders and deck of an existing bridge in the ongoing rehabilitation of a vital traffic corridor surrounding downtown Tulsa that carries estimated 62,000 vehicles each day.
Acrow is participating in the single-largest project ever awarded by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). Started in June 2009, this $75 million project will rebuild the north and west legs of Tulsa’s Inner Dispersal Loop, replace the decks on 44 bridges on the north and west legs, and repair the surface on portions of the east and south legs which include portions of I-444, US-75, US-64 and SH-5.
Acrow’s temporary shoring, called Superprop® Shores, is being used at three locations underneath I-444 where the piers and pier caps were worn out and failing during repair. ODOT is renting the Superprops® and panels used in its work on the project. A single Superprop® Shore, assembled from Acrow bridge components, can support up to 270 tons. By bracing Acrow shores with Acrow panels, a shoring system of superior strength and simplicity in design can be used in any vertical, horizontal or knee-bracing application.
“Bridge rehabilitation in crowded urban areas is always challenging, said Scott Patterson, Acrow Vice President of Engineering. “In our work on IDL, the footprint available to work in is very tight and located between two fast highways in a narrow median, while the loads to support are quite heavy.”
Added Bill Killeen, President and CEO of Acrow Bridge, “Scott and his team were also able to quickly address a design change in the middle of the project that required a re-engineering of the installation and support system. An important element in doing so was Acrow’s rental program and its ability to provide crucial structural components quickly and economically, meeting the needs of DOTs and contractors alike.”
About Acrow Bridge
Acrow Bridge has been serving the transportation and construction industries for more than 60 years with a full line of modular steel bridging solutions for vehicle, rail, vessel, military and pedestrian use. Acrow’s extensive international presence includes its leadership in the development and implementation of bridge infrastructure projects in over 80 countries, covering Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, please visit www.acrow.com.
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