Brasfield & Gorrie completes emergency bridge replacement two months ahead of schedule

October 5, 2020

Newly constructed twin bridges

The Alabama Department of Transportation advised motorists that both roadways of U.S. 231 between Lacey’s Spring and Morgan City, including the twin bridges constructed to safely span the landslide on Brindlee Mountain, opened Sept. 28, more than two months ahead of the scheduled deadline for reopening. The opening comes 7½ months after heavy rain triggered a landslide, forcing total closure of the highway in both directions.

“We’ve been honored to work with the Alabama Department of Transportation on this important project in our home state,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Vice President and Division Manager Bryan Myers. “Our accelerated construction plan was developed with the goal of completing the bridges as quickly as possible. Brasfield & Gorrie’s self-perform concrete crews, along with our trade contractors and supplier partners, have worked extremely hard over the past four months to get to this point in the project. We’re grateful that we were able to complete this important job well ahead of schedule.”

The contractor stands to receive nearly $2.5 million in incentive payments for reopening U.S. 231 well ahead of the Dec. 2 deadline. Because some further work items are exempt from the deadline, motorists are advised that the area will remain a work zone and temporary single-lane closures are possible. Learn more in a press release from the Alabama Department of Transportation.