Concrete Technology, WSDOT push the envelope with record 223-ft. girder

Sources: Washington State Department of Transportation; CP staff Washington State DOT and Guy F. Atkinson Construction have mapped a two- to three-week January schedule to place the final precast, prestressed concrete girders for the three-span, southbound Interstate 5 Puyallup River Bridge in Tacoma. To eliminate piers along BNSF and Union Pacific rail lines paralleling the water, engineers enlisted Federal Way,…

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Kie-Con bests by a foot Caltrans’ recent prestressed girder threshold

Sources: National Precast Concrete Association; Kie-Con Inc., Antioch, Calif.; CP staff

Kie-Con has shipped four of seven prestressed California Wide-Flange girders, which at 159 ft. 5 in. are the longest non-spliced, monolithic precast members delivered by trailer to a Golden State bridge site. The girders are 12 inches longer than similarly configured beams Oldcastle Precast–Perris is fabricating for the Santa Ana Freeway South Corridor in southern California.

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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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