Since its 1961 start-up as a precast/prestressed concrete component supplier for the 17-mile-long Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Bayshore Concrete Products
Since its 1961 start-up as a precast/prestressed concrete component supplier for the 17-mile-long Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Bayshore Concrete Products has continued fabricating a wide variety of structural units. To celebrate its 45th anniversary, the company scheduled open houses, including tours and lunches at its Cape Charles and Chesapeake, Va., facilities. The events coincided with similar festivities that producers across the industry staged to celebrate the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s National Precast Month (September).
Bayshore Concrete’s main plant in Cape Charles employs approximately 275. Centrally located for East Coast shipment, it offers access to ocean, coastal and inland waterways, as well as rail and highway networks. The expertise of management and staff bringing worldwide engineering and manufacturing experience, company officials note, has enabled Bayshore to expand capacity and diversify its product line, while maintaining strong quality control. The years since the initial Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel project have seen product offerings grow from centrifugally spun cast cylinder piles, pile caps and deck beams with the addition of square piles, AASHTO and bulb-tee bridge girders, deck slabs, segmental box girders, columns, wall panels, sheet piles, nuclear waste storage vaults, and double-tee slabs for bridge, marine and commercial structures from New England to Florida and beyond.
To better service Virginia’s Tidewater/Hampton Roads area, Bayshore opened the Chesapeake plant in 1989 for fabrication of a variety of square piles and smaller structural members. Employing approximately 85, the facility has more recently added double-tees, used extensively in parking structures, to its line.
Bayshore maintains a leading position in precast/prestressed concrete, in part, by parlaying its ability to fabricate unusually long, unwieldy or massive precast components Û an economical alternative when marine transportation and erection are feasible. Current construction trends favoring the use of larger off-site cast structural components stimulate demand; as a mainstay producer synonymous with precast/prestressed along the Eastern seaboard, Bayshore Concrete is equipped to play a significant part in developing such concepts.