Spancrete Precast Products Play a Key Role in the WisDOT Rawson Avenue Bridge Project

Spancrete Precast Products Play a Key Role in the WisDOT Rawson Avenue Bridge Project

As the Interstate 94 North-South Freeway Project rolls on, construction of the new Rawson Avenue bridge is coming to an end. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has used some of the transportation and infrastructure industry’s biggest players in the construction of this project, including Spancrete®, the world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of precast, prestressed concrete products and solutions. So it is only fitting for WisDOT to bring in a massive piece of machinery to finish up the job.
On Friday, June 14, the two east-west bridge decks will be lifted from their temporary on-site shoring towers and positioned over I-94 with the use of a Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT).  
“The new Rawson Avenue bridge is a key component of the I-94 north-south project, and we are proud to have been selected to be part of this structure,” explains Alan Antoniewicz, COO and President of Spancrete. “To see the bridge decks finally put into place with the SPMT will be an amazing sight.”
In a process that is expect to last approximately 2 hours, the SPMT’s massive platforms will be positioned underneath the Spancrete® Brand precast concrete girders, lift the decks and carry them into position over north-south bound traffic lanes, and lower the pieces until the Spancrete® Brand precast pier caps are properly positioned on the bridge’s structural supports.
SPMT is a proven, faster approach for massive bridge installation and has been successfully used in other states, such as Utah and Minnesota, as demonstrated in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md24z_gI6aI
For more information about Spancrete® Brand precast products used in the Rawson Avenue bridge project or other transportation and infrastructure, contact Kim Wacker, Spancrete® Corporate Director of Marketing and Communication, at (414) 290-9000 or kwacker@spancrete.com