Milton-Madison Bridge Timelapse Video - Monday

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06/26/12
Madison, Ind. (June 25, 2012) Ð The first section of the Milton-Madison Bridge was successfully floated into position between two temporary piers early today. The float began at about 6:30 a.m. and lasted for several hours. The float puts the 600-foot section of the new bridge into position for the span lift, which is expected to occur sometime this week Ð possibly as early as Tuesday afternoon. The process is expected to be a slow one, with the span being lifted at approximately 13 feet per hour. With the help of special hydraulic jacks and the expertise of an international firm, the preassembled section of the new bridge Ð roughly the size of two football fields Ð will be slowly lifted 85 feet onto temporary piers. The method, called Òstrand jacking,Ó is designed to move heavy structures using bundled strands of steel cable. In order to ensure a safe and efficient operation, project contractor Walsh Construction Company is using consultant VSL International to lift the 1,776-ton span. After the truss has reached the full height of the lift, a massive, 125-ton beam, called a sliding girder, will be slid under the truss, supported by the temporary pier and a specially designed concrete pedestal on the existing piers. Eventually, this beam will be used for sliding the new 2,400-foot bridge from the temporary piers to the permanent piers, which are being rehabilitated and strengthened. Named one of the Top 10 bridge projects in the country by Roads & Bridges Magazine, the Milton-Madison Bridge Project has been the recipient of several state and national engineering awards for innovation. For more information, visit www.MiltonMadisonBridge.com or follow the project on Twitter. Video provided courtesy of the Milton-Madison Bridge Project.
Madison, Ind. (June 25, 2012) Ð The first section of the Milton-Madison Bridge was successfully floated into position between two temporary pie ...
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Madison, Ind. (June 25, 2012) Ð The first section of the Milton-Madison Bridge was successfully floated into position between two temporary piers early today. The float began at about 6:30 a.m. and lasted for several hours. The float puts the 600-foot section of the new bridge into position for the span lift, which is expected to occur sometime this week Ð possibly as early as Tuesday afternoon. The process is expected to be a slow one, with the span being lifted at approximately 13 feet per hour. With the help of special hydraulic jacks and the expertise of an international firm, the preassembled section of the new bridge Ð roughly the size of two football fields Ð will be slowly lifted 85 feet onto temporary piers. The method, called Òstrand jacking,Ó is designed to move heavy structures using bundled strands of steel cable. In order to ensure a safe and efficient operation, project contractor Walsh Construction Company is using consultant VSL International to lift the 1,776-ton span. After the truss has reached the full height of the lift, a massive, 125-ton beam, called a sliding girder, will be slid under the truss, supported by the temporary pier and a specially designed concrete pedestal on the existing piers. Eventually, this beam will be used for sliding the new 2,400-foot bridge from the temporary piers to the permanent piers, which are being rehabilitated and strengthened. Named one of the Top 10 bridge projects in the country by Roads & Bridges Magazine, the Milton-Madison Bridge Project has been the recipient of several state and national engineering awards for innovation. For more information, visit www.MiltonMadisonBridge.com or follow the project on Twitter. Video provided courtesy of the Milton-Madison Bridge Project.

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