27
Sep

VIDEO: WVDOT makes use of new PBTG expertise to construct Fourteen Mile Bridge

Display screen shot from WVDOT video.

The West Virginia Division of Highways is constructing the brand new 58-foot Fourteen Mile Bridge alongside Lincoln County Highway 37 close to Ranger utilizing a expertise that hasn’t been used within the state earlier than, the TimesUnion studies.

The brand new bridge is being constructed utilizing a press-brake-formed metal tub girder (PBTG) bridge, which consists of galvanized shallow trapezoidal packing containers constructed from cold-bent structural metal plate. The concrete deck is precast on the girder, after which trucked to the mission web site. Designers from West Virginia College and Marshall College are serving to with the mission.

In response to the information company, the Division of Highways stated the PBTG system is good for spans as much as 60 ft, and saves time and prices since it may be put in as a single modular unit in only one or two days. The system can be stated to final for an estimated 100 years and require minimal upkeep.

The $2.2 million bridge contract went to Orders Building Co. Work is anticipated to be accomplished by November 15.