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The recent events pertaining to the Yellowstone flooding have left all of us heartbroken. The devastating flooding that took place last month is the result of an extreme onset of spring rains combined with melting snow rushing down the Montana mountains. Our hearts shatter as we witness the flooding wipe away livelihoods, roadways, and bridges.

As the disaster continues to take its toll on the area, it’s impossible to fathom the devastation from afar. We simply cannot sit and watch, knowing well we can help. We are ready at a moment’s notice. Our speed and reliability speak for themselves, but our personal compassion compels us to offer our services to help mend the area.

The Flooding of Yellowstone

In June 2022, Yellowstone closed its doors and evacuated more than 10,000 visitors. Floods, washed-out roads, crumbling bridges, and large boulders falling on roadways occurred within the northwest of Wyoming, southwest Montana, and eastern Idaho.

The flooding of Yellowstone was something “rarely or never seen before across many area rivers and streams,” according to the National Weather Service. Tropical moisture poured down on the Pacific Northwest before dumping several inches of rain on northern Wyoming and southern Montana. This mixed with a warm spell that sped up the melting of a hefty snowpack leading to the catastrophic flooding.

Though the Yellowstone flooding has left us speechless, we are ready to provide what we can to bring Yellowstone and the surrounding area back to its natural, beautiful self. This wouldn’t be anything new for U.S. Bridge, as back in 2020 a pair of tropical storms decimated a town in Guatemala leaving a trail of destruction.

We were then chosen to supply the community with our reliable Liberty Bridge to replace the one that was destroyed during the storm. And we’re proud of the speed and recovery of those results.

Designed for Quick Assembly and Durability

Our Liberty Bridge sports a truss-style design and is extremely versatile. This sturdy bridge is fast and durable, making it perfect for emergency installation and also as a permanent structure. Designed with only the highest quality of materials, the Liberty Bridge is able to withstand the test of time. Not to mention, it also offers a beautiful aesthetic with its use of prefabricated panels and modular design. So, it’s no surprise that this bridge is often incorporated in many emergency situations.

Back in 2018, Hurricane Maria destroyed much of Puerto Rico, prompting us to supply a total of five separate Liberty Bridges to the territory. This opportunity to restitch the island took a quick six weeks to complete. Our quick turnaround to provide a bridge to any population in need gives those who live in the area the peace of mind that normality will return sooner than later.

U.S. Bridge: A Trusted Brand

It’s our goal to provide the best quality bridges anywhere in the world. We proudly produce our bridges in Ohio and ship them to any community or location in need of a bridge. This is something we here at U.S. Bridge take to heart. We love that our work is able to restore and bring communities closer together.

We are an AISC-recognized supplier and we guarantee the best quality steel for any job. Contact us today for a free quote. Or start planning your project today with our premier Bridgescope tool!

Cambridge Bridge Project

U.S. Bridge is proud to extend its services to communities in need of bridges. Whether it is locally or globally, we provide bridges that will last and serve a purpose. Our different bridge styles not only enhance the aesthetics of the area they are in, but also improve everyday life. The quality of U.S. Bridge steel bridges is unparalleled. We intentionally use steel to guarantee a more durable structure that will stand the test of time and weather. And that is exactly what we did in Temecula, CA.

Temecula, CA

The city of Temecula lies in the heart of Southern California wine country. Back in 1949, the city constructed a new seven-span concrete bridge that connected east Temecula to its west side. Unfortunately, the bridge did not meet the needs of the community and was classified as functionally obsolete (FO), by the California Department of Transportation. That’s where U.S Bridge jumps in.

Structure Replacement

Due to earlier floods, Temecula was in need of an improved waterway which led to accepting the new bridge replacement program. This project would lead to a new single span structure that connects the new City Hall and commercial areas in Old Town Temecula with the rest of the city. In compliance with the plan, there was only one key proposition in terms of the bridge. Jon Salazar, Project Manager for the new Main Street Bridge, suggests that the style and finish of the new bridge be aesthetically in keeping with the feel of Old Town Temecula. To see a time lapse video of the installation of this Cambridge style bridge, click here.

Cambridge Bridge

U.S. Bridge worked with Simon Wong Engineering, now known as Kleinfelder, to develop a structure that would meet the needs of the city while maintaining its Old Town aesthetic. After the design of the bridge, the city awarded a contract to Granite Construction who, in turn, selected U.S. Bridge to fabricate the structure. U.S. Bridge put together a Cambridge style truss bridge with a weathering finish that spans 152’ with a width of the 47’. The Cambridge bridge was the perfect style, as it meets the requirements in addition to its durability and functionality. Additionally, they incorporated two 9’ exterior sidewalks. Fortunately, no piers were needed in the waterway as the span length was well within U.S. Bridge’s capabilities.

Connecting People and Opportunities

Now, Temecula has its very own updated and modern bridge structure. Unlike the old seven-span concrete bridge, the new clear structure is designed to meet the 100-year flood conditions. Not only will the city be in safer hands, but people are able to travel more efficiently while experiencing new opportunities.

“Everyone in the City of Temecula is thrilled with the new bridge structure, the appearance and the pedestrian walkways.”

Jon Salazar.

U.S. Bridge Building to Last

As a leading provider of public and private sector bridges around the globe, U.S. Bridge has more than 80 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of quality steel bridges. We are dedicated to serving communities while building safe structures. Call us today or get a quote online.