I-94 and Rawson Ave Infrastructure and Bridge Reconstruction
Completely rebuilding and redeveloping a bridge spanning a highly trafficked interstate takes a great amount of ingenuity, planning and preparation. During the reconstruction process for the Rawson Avenue bridge, which spans I-94 just northwest of Oak Creek, WI, the engineers and construction crews raced against the clock to build and install two new sections as quickly, carefully and professionally as possible.
Both bridge sections were assembled on the side of the road near the construction site using Spancrete Brand Precast Products to speed up the fabrication process while ensuring strength and enduring stability. Construction crews then used a Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT) to move the two bridge deck sections into position. This 180-wheel piece of machinery carried the massive twin 136-foot-by-96-foot deck spans, each of which weighed around 3 million pounds, down the highway slowly and carefully to ensure safe transport and precise placement. The highway was shut down for only 12 hours overnight for the movement and installation of the new bridge.
- The highly trafficked interstate was shut down for only 12 hours overnight for the movement and installation of the new bridge - Every Day Counts Initiative
- The constant development and advancement of rapid construction methods saves time and money for taxpayers. The use of this rapid bridge-building model reduced the construction process from 6 months to just over 30 days.
- Utilization of Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT); one of the first projects in Wisconsin.
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General Contractor: Edward Kraemer and Sons, Inc.
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