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Super•Cor / Vist-A-Wall detour bridge tucks into I-95 median

May 17, 2017

When the Massachusetts Department of Transportation was faced with replacing aging I-95 bridges over Attleboro’s busy North Avenue they needed a detour bridge solution that could be installed fast — make that very fast.

Wildlife crossing is Oregon DOT’s first Super•Cor project

May 17, 2017

A 265' Super•Cor Round wildlife crossing with step-beveled ends was recently specified and designed by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) for a canyon/wildlife crossing on their U.S. 20 Pioneer Mountain - Eddyville rerouting project. Most DOTs prefer the manufacturer to design crossings like this. The fact that ODOT designed their very first structural plate project ‘in-house’, is noteworthy.

Big R recreates iconic pedestrian bridge with a few key differences

February 27, 2017

Located at the confluence of two rivers, Glenwood Springs, Colorado is a picturesque tourist destination made famous by its bubbling hot springs, caverns and other recreational amenities. At historic Grand Avenue, two prominent bridges reached across I-70, the Colorado River and a rail corridor to connect the two sides of the City.

Rapid response maintains factory spur line in Nova Scotia

November 28, 2016

Torrential rains associated with Hurricane Matthew had accelerated the inevitable collapse of an older stone culvert on a spur line serving a Michelin Tire plant. Critical rail shipments could have been interrupted without a replacement culvert supplied very quickly. It also had to meet current fish passage requirements from the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Tunable Bridge connects LRT to medical center near Denver

November 28, 2016

Big R Bridge recently designed and supplied a 192' Tunable Bridge as part of a 10.5 mile light rail line extension through the City of Aurora, just east of Denver. The new bridge connects the Florida Station walk-up platform across the I-225 to a medical center and related facilities.

50' Maine forestry bridge pleases all – especially migrating salmon

November 18, 2016

When the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) and Project SHARE (Salmon Habitat and River Enhancement) were ready to create a fish passage under a busy forestry connector in eastern Maine, there were a number of concerned stakeholders – the forestry industry, the electric utility, a gas company, The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Colorado bridge installation perseveres through all perils

November 18, 2016

When LPR Construction crews set out to assemble and install a Big R Tied Arch Pedestrian Bridge over busy I-225 near Denver, CO, they never imagined that their challenges would be so dramatic.

Another classic truss bridge for New Jersey county

November 2, 2016

Big R Bridge recently designed and supplied our second Vehicular Truss Bridge for historic Hunterdon County, NJ. This one replaced a 100-year-old steel truss bridge in Kingwood Township that had been closed since 2014, when an overweight crane crossed it causing a collapse. Already on the list for replacement, the accident moved it up the list.

Prompt pipe puts New Mexico town’s water supply back in action

November 2, 2016

A failed irrigation canal had cut-off the main water supply to the desert town of Bloomfield, New Mexico, including several farms and industries. Time was of the essence in getting the breach fixed.

Big R value-engineers Signature Bridge for Macon, GA 'Gateway'

October 31, 2016

Being completely value-engineering from its original concrete spec, this Big R Steel Tied Arch Bridge was able to save the owners significant time and budget while still producing a mighty-fine-looking Signature Bridge, if we do say so ourselves.

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