Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) July 18, 2014
Delaware DOT closed the I-495 bridge over the Christina River in June – describing the north and southbound lanes as “tipping dangerously.” After further investigation, engineers concluded the support piers under the bridge were damaged and in need of immediate repair. Mabey Inc. quickly supplied 16 engineered temporary support towers and a hydraulic jacking system that will safely lift and level the bridge traffic lanes while construction proceeds underneath the bridge. Mabey’s Engineering Manager, Doug Brunot, describes the system:
“Mabey’s MAT 75/125 system is a pre-engineered proprietary modular support system that bolts together on site and does not require any time-consuming welding or special fabricating.”
The Mabey support towers are being installed by General Contractor JD Eckman and are scheduled to be in operation until Fall 2014 after the pier repairs have been completed. The overall project will take several months to complete, but DelDOT is hoping to have the southbound lanes opened by Labor Day weekend and the northbound lanes opened weeks later.
For more information on this project, please visit this link.
For more information on Mabey’s Support Towers and Temporary Bridging solutions, please visit http://www.mabey.com/products-services/structural-shoring/.