Custom gantry places 97-ton County Materials bridge beams steps from traffic

Sources: Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, Downers Grove; Edward Kraemer & Sons Inc., Plain, Wis.; Concrete Products staff

A Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (Interstate 90) contractor has completed the first phase of prestressed concrete erection for the $95 million Fox River Bridge expansion—24 bulb tee girders, 90-in. deep, 150- to 168.5-ft. long—proving how a proprietary hoisting scheme can replace conventional crane picks without disrupting immediately adjacent highway traffic.

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Six-axle steer dolly

New models offers versatility, additional steering control and extra capacity to handle self-supporting superloads for a variety of industries. The 60-ton dolly suits heavy, low-riding loads including girders and bridge beams. Originally developed for use with the company’s double schnabel to haul wind tower bases, sections and blades, the six-axle steer dolly can now be used as a stand-alone component for alternate trailer configurations.

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