Hubbard Construction and Beyel Brothers have assembled and installed a pedestrian bridge over US Highway 19 in Clearwater, Florida.
Construction company Hubbard’s scope of work for the project included the erection of the pedestrian overpass structure as well as milling and resurfacing, drainage improvements, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, and utility improvements. It assembled the bridge by the side of US Highway 19, on Beyel Brothers’ high-capacity steel stools. The finished piece was 235 ft (71.6 m) long and weighed 240,000 lbs (108.9 tonnes).
Transport engineering specialist Beyel Brothers lifted the bridge, rotated it 180 degrees, and set it in place using a 750-ton (680.4-tonne) capacity Demag AC 650 all-terrain crane.
“It is wonderful when we can build infrastructure to make areas safer for pedestrians and drivers,” said Mike Kanaday, vice president of construction at Hubbard.