We are pleased that Watertown, the county seat of Jefferson County in New York, will use INFRASTEEL® for its Burrville Cider Mill stone bridge project.
Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) August 31, 2016
INFRASTEEL® announces a low impact permanent culvert rehabilitation system for historic stone arch bridge preservation. Many historic arched stone bridges still accomplish their original function of bridging streams and are an integral part of the historical landscape of early America. Burr’s Mills, which is now part of Watertown, New York, was surveyed for development in 1796. The early European settlers made their living by agriculture and lumber. The area has many running streams which were dammed in 1800 in order to build grist and saw mills. A trip hammer operation was developed to make axes and other edge tools, and the first cold blast furnace was built in 1825 to supply iron for the farm implement industry. All this emerging commerce created the need to construct new roads and build arch stone bridges across the many streams in the area.
Cullom Walker from INFRASTEEL® explains, “Historic stone arch bridge preservation is an exciting new market for INFRASTEEL®. We are pleased that Watertown, the county seat of Jefferson County in New York, will use INFRASTEEL® for its Burrville Cider Mill stone bridge project. The arch stone bridge was built in 1801 and has a 15-1/2 foot opening. INFRASTEEL® was recommended by Foit-Albert Associates because of our cost-effective and environmentally friendly approach to stone bridge preservation. The InfraSteel Bottomless Arch 5/8 inch thick slip liner will be placed on concrete footings with a natural limestone bottom. Extending the slip liner allows for the widening of shoulders to two traffic lanes.”
There are many arched stone bridges in the U.S. that have exceeded their design life and need rehabilitation. Although the condition of each stone bridge will vary due to its unique circumstances, over time stone bridges are attacked by abrasion and use until failure.
For more information about INFRASTEEL's® cost-effective and environmentally friendly culvert rehabilitation solutions, contact Cullom Walker at (205) 613-0072 or visit the INFRASTEEL® website at http://www.InfraSteel.com.