I-65 Bridge Jacking and Widening

Birmingham, Alabama

Alabama Department of Transportation

This project included the construction of three bridge widenings and road approaches on Interstate 65 (I-65), including grading, drainage, base, and pavement on a nearly half-mile stretch from the 2nd Avenue North overpass to the I-59/I-20 interchange.

The scope of work also involved bridge raisings and approach work on two bridges in the I-59/I-20 and I-65 interchange, and the replacement of bridge end slabs during two weekend shutdowns of I-65.

The operation for the more complex bridge end slab replacement was expected to take four days and five nights to complete; however, the team completed the work succesfully in less than 48 hours, opening all lanes of traffic before the Monday morning rush hour.