I65-Emergency-Bridge-Replacement-Construction-Project
I65-Emergency-Bridge-Replacement-Construction-Project
I65-Emergency-Bridge-Replacement-Construction-Project

I-65 Emergency Bridge Replacement

Birmingham, Alabama

Client:
Alabama Department of Transportation

Project Size:
290 linear feet

Recognition:

ABC Excellence in Construction

ABC National Eagle Award

ASCE Civil Engineering Award

The Engineering Hall of Fame

When a tanker truck loaded with fuel crashed into and burned a bridge on Interstate 65 in Birmingham, this emergency bridge replacement was vital. The project consisted of construction of a 290-linear-foot, three-span bridge on concrete prestressed girders and the roadwork approaches to tie the new bridge into the existing interstate. Brasfield & Gorrie was allowed only one 24-hour period to shut down the traffic on I-65 northbound to set the girders across the interstate. The contract required completion within 90 calendar days. Using accelerated bridge construction (ABC) techniques, our team completed all work in only 37 calendar days.

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