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.

    Super-Sized Truss No Problem for High Capacity Crane

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    Super-Sized Truss No Problem for High Capacity Crane

    Deep South lifted and set double-rail bridge truss sections weighing 800,000 pounds each along a railroad line that crosses the Tug Fork River at Hatfield Bottom near Matewan, WV. Our crews engineered and fabricated custom lifting beams suitable for removing the existing truss bridges and lifting the new bridge spans into place and used our 1,760-ton capacity Terex-Demag CC-8800-1 crawler crane.

    Bridge Span Move and Lift Set Pace for New Bridge Completion

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    Bridge Span Move and Lift Set Pace for New Bridge Completion

    In support of a major bridge construction project in the Midwest, Deep South crews helped transport and install four bridge spans from an off-site staging area to the bridge foundation.

    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.

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