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Freyssinet, Inc. provides Heavy Lifting Equipment

Lake Barkley Bridge, KY

Freyssinet, Inc. and Hebetec Engineering provided full-time on-site technical assistance and lease of heavy lifting equipment needed to lift the new bridge from the assembly barges. Equipment was installed on four (4) pairs of barge mounted temporary towers by the contractor. Lifting the bridge some 70’ was completed in less than 5 hours. Once at correct elevation, a system of winches and towboats precisely positioned the bridge over its bearings. The structure was lowered using the same strand jack system until contact was made with the bearings. The towers were then dismantled and the equipment demobilized. The bridge is expected to open to the public by early 2018.