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, 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.

    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.

    Seamless Reactor Haul & Lift Keeps Refinery Upgrade on Track

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    Seamless Reactor Haul & Lift Keeps Refinery Upgrade on Track

    In St. Charles Parish, LA, Deep South Crane & Rigging completed a massive vessel transport and lift project in support of a major refinery upgrade.

    Managing the Weight of Expectations with Self-Deploying Bridge System

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    Managing the Weight of Expectations with Self-Deploying Bridge System

    Transporting a 225,000-pound transformer over a bridge with a 30-ton weight limit would typically require the support of multiple assist cranes. With time and space constraints, a Louisiana-based heavy haul company teamed with Deep South to come up with alternative transport possibilities to manage the weight-limited bridge.

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