After two years of heavy service, structure easily repurposed for critical detour application
(Parsippany, New Jersey) – 23 January 2019 – Acrow Bridge, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company, today announced one of its bridges was recently re-installed as a critical detour structure during construction on Route Soleil 9 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Until its recent move, the same bridge had served for two years as a temporary crossing several hundred meters away on the same roadway as construction plans for a permanent concrete bridge were finalized.
Route Soleil 9 is a vital transportation thoroughfare and one of the most congested in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. Average daily traffic is 10,000 vehicles, including heavy commercial truck traffic and emergency responders.
Acrow’s versatile modular bridge was an ideal solution for this project. Prefabricated components allowed for a one-week installation of the dual-span structure as a temporary fix in 2016, and when construction on the permanent bridge began and a detour was needed, the Acrow structure was easily disassembled, transported and reassembled to avoid interruption to traffic until the permanent structure was completed.
The two-lane Acrow bridge is 60.96 meters long and 7.35 meters wide. It includes a 1.5 meter footwalk on one side and has an epoxy deck surface. Acrow’s durable steel bridges are manufactured with high strength, high quality U.S. steel from ISO-certified mills and galvanized to protect against corrosion. The structures are virtually maintenance free and are designed to support heavy loads and to withstand severe weather conditions for a service life of 75 years or more.
“Designed for fast assembly and disassembly, Acrow’s modular bridging system can be used over and over again,” said Paul Sullivan, Senior Vice President – International at Acrow Bridge. “The versatility of the structure allowed for the two major spans to be lifted individually by crane and moved to the new location within hours.”
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, 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.