March 28, 2009
This project included structural steel repairs to an existing deck truss bridge and itís through truss main span lift section. The work included the replacement of upper laterals, sway frame members, and miscellaneous steel repairs in addition to painting. Other work included replacing over 7,500 lacing bars on truss chord members, replacing chord batten plates, and replacing various bracing gusset plates, floor beam reinforcement, and additional reinforcement work on the tower and through truss members. Work on the deck trusses included reinforcement of 25 truss members, and replacement of 17 bracing members in the deck trusses or under the through trusses. Traffic was maintained on the existing bridge throughout construction and American Bridge self-fabricated the 516 tons of repair steel utilized within the project. The 3,842í (1,171m) structure and its 540í (165m) vertical lift span were built by American Bridge in 1937.