Accelerated Bridge

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.

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, ready to assemble, to a staging site near the bridge. 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.

    Deep South has a large fleet of equipment to allow the movement of vessels to wherever they need to be set, including VersaCranes™ to 3,000T, crawler cranes to 1,760T, truck cranes to 1,320T, and rigging hardware/specialty devices up to 1,600T. Deep South also has self-propelled modular transporters, over-the-road/dual-lane transport systems, towed hydraulic modular transporters, temporary bridge systems, levee crossing systems, lift towers, strand jacks, hydraulic gantries, hydraulic skid and hydraulic jacking systems, and marine and rail securement systems.

    From our experienced engineers and project managers to our skilled craftsmen, riggers, and crane operators, Deep South's diligent pursuit of safety and innovation has provided our clients a path to on-time and successful projects. We can create lift plans or PE-stamped drawings and custom solutions as needed. Leaning on this expertise, coupled with a broad array of equipment, helps us to provide the absolute best in safety, service, and solutions. Whatever the project, the team at Deep South is ready to meet your challenge.

    Heavy Haul

    Heavy Lift

    Rigging Services

    Custom Solutions

    Projects

    VersaCrane

    Southeast Petrochemical Turnaround

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    Southeast Petrochemical Turnaround

    Supplying all cranes in two units during a petrochemical turnaround in the Southeast, Deep South supported the change out of old components and reinstallation of new components with 19 cranes working throughout the project.

    Many Lifts, One Solution: Modular Lift System Flexes Hydraulic Muscles During Process Plant Overhaul

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    Many Lifts, One Solution: Modular Lift System Flexes Hydraulic Muscles During Process Plant Overhaul

    Deep South crews were challenged to haul, lift, and set 84 modules, including three towers (one measuring 100’ long, 350,000 lbs.) as well as various pieces of process equipment, such as piping, tanks, PDC buildings, and transformers—all within a tight schedule. Many of the modules had offset centers of gravity further complicating the lift and set.

    Transporters and Cranes Facilitate Processing Plant Upgrade

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    Transporters and Cranes Facilitate Processing Plant Upgrade

    The movement and replacement of process plant components are a familiar site in in the Texas Gulf Coast region—though not often to the scale and timeline faced by one EPC contractor. Per the client, the contractor was tasked with the haul and lift of two trains of fractionation tower components (debutanizer, depropanizer, splitter and deethanizer) over the course of nine months.

    A successful job is built on precise planning and safe execution. request a quote