Accelerated Bridge Replacements

As America's infrastructure upgrades gain momentum, Deep South stands ready to work with contractors and state and federal departments of transportation to accomplish these important upgrades.

Equipment and Services Used in Rapid Bridge Replacement and ABC

From repair to replacement to new construction, Deep South has the right tools, expertise, and solutions to minimize infrastructure downtimes. The following tools are used to complete these projects: heavy haul transporters, heavy lift cranes, jacking systems, custom-fabricated rigging, and other specialty equipment. We can also provide engineered lift plans and method statements to coordinate the work within tightly defined outage timelines.

When you involve Deep South early in your project, we can help to minimize double-handling of components after structure assembly, ultimately saving your project time and money.

Contact us to see how Deep South can accelerate your bridge replacement project.

What is Rapid Bridge Replacement or Accelerated Bridge Construction?

Rapid bridge replacement, also known as accelerated bridge construction or ABC, allows bridges to be replaced with minimum disruption to service. Prefabricated bridge components are manufactured off-site and transported to a staging site near the bridge, ready to assemble. At the appropriate time, specialized equipment moves and/or lifts the bridge into place in an accelerated timeline, usually measured in hours rather than days, in order to provide minimal disruption to the flow of traffic or rail service. Once the changeout is completed, the old bridge can be disassembled out of the way with no impact to the road or railway.

Such projects can improve the safety and productivity of the local community and minimize disruption of utilities and emergency services.

    Power Move: Transformer Lift and Staging Rises to the Occasion

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    Power Move: Transformer Lift and Staging Rises to the Occasion

    In support of a power plant project in the Northeast, Deep South crews were tasked with transporting and staging four transformers, each 22’ high, 12’ wide and 14’ long and weighing 314,000 pounds.

    Custom Connections Deliver Heavy Systems Safely, Timely, and Cost Effectively

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    Custom Connections Deliver Heavy Systems Safely, Timely, and Cost Effectively

    Deep South has put its transport and skills to work for a heavy industrial project in the Southwest that required Deep South to direct discharge from ships gear to barge, haul and sett a cold box, depropanizer and six modules.

    15 Module lift and transport

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    15 Module lift and transport

    Deep South was contracted by a Gulf Coast refinery to transport fifteen modules from a fabrication shop in Port Allen, LA to the site in Norco, LA.

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