Scaling Down Steel Bridge Construction Time

Scaling Down Steel Bridge Construction Time

Efficient steel bridge construction includes high quality engineering and manufacturing of the structure. This is especially true for replacing aging and deteriorating infrastructure. So, an important component that sets bridge companies apart is the bridge design that should allow for smooth assembly. At U.S. Bridge we pride ourselves on providing unparalleled services to communities in the United States as well as globally. And we do this by implementing an engineering and manufacturing process that leads to quicker steel bridge construction.

Replacing Infrastructure

When it comes to replacing decaying infrastructure, there are a lot of factors that companies consider. However, one of the main components that plays an important role is the time for construction. So, in order to accomplish that, companies follow techniques that accelerate the bridge or infrastructure construction to minimize traffic disruptions. These techniques have great value, as they benefit the project completion.

Design / Build

The first technique that contributes to scaling down steel bridge construction is the design and build of the structure. Normally, the bridge design and construction occur in two separate phases and are the responsibility of two different entities. However, design/build takes care of both simultaneously and is done by one entity.

Since design and construction somewhat overlap, the project completion time decreases. The design and construction personnel can work together and effectively apply engineering, constructibility, and fast construction techniques to the project. Also, the resulting time savings result in lower overall costs.

Bridge Prefabrication

There are many advantages to bridge prefabrication. This step offers opportunities for bridge designers to scale down the steel bridge construction time significantly. Moreover, it improves the safety of workers, reduces environmental impact, and cuts costs. Prefabricated bridges are convenient and have become a preference in infrastructure. They offer:

  • Easy upkeep
  • Better and quicker assembly
  • Smooth disassembly

At U.S. Bridge, we have been using prefabricated bridges since 1936. Incorporating steel bridge prefabrication has enabled our company to expand and complete projects more efficiently.

Incremental Launching

As the name suggests it, this technique allows construction to be done in parts. Also, this is especially useful when traffic, environmental or site conditions restrict the size and amount of construction equipment permitted.

The U.S. Bridge Way

At U.S. Bridge we use the best techniques to expedite steel bridge construction and still deliver high-quality structures that will be long-lasting. A bridge company that is family-owned, we design and build bridges that can handle vehicle loads of up to 90,000 lbs. or additional weight as necessary. Moreover, our engineers are able to meet the different safety and design requirements of various regulatory entities, like departments of transportation. So, get a quote online today and get your bridge project started with us and experience the U.S. Bridge way.