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93FAST14 - Bridge Replacement Project- Demolition Video

Discussion in 'Demolition' started by EarthRockHill, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. EarthRockHill

    EarthRockHill Well-Known Member

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    Lets see...... How's this for a heavy equipment list all working at the same time for 10 hours at a time, over 10 weekends, wrecking 14 bridges?

    [video=youtube;HrofMnqkObM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrofMnqkObM[/video]

    2- Komatsu PC1250's with Jewell Demolition Packages with LaBounty Shears
    1- Komatsu PC800 with Grapple
    10 - CAT 345's with NPK hammers and LaBounty Shears
    2- Komatsu 450 Wheel Loaders
    1- Gradall XL5200
    4- CAT Skidsteers with buckets

    During the Summer of 2011 MassDOT embarked on an ambitious interstate bridge replacement project that has set the standard for highway infrastructure upgrades for years to come.
    Under the direction of a joint venture with J.F. White Contracting Co. and Kiewit Construction, Testa Corp. Dismantling and Site Contractors completed each initial phase of 10 - 55 hour weekend closures.
    After redirecting traffic demolition commenced and continued for 10 hours to completely remove each bridge deck and all the structural steel from one (and sometimes two) 4 lane 3 tiered interstate highway bridge.
    Once demolition was completed the site was cleaned up and preparations began for Phase 2 - Precast Erection and Placement.
    The 55 hour window from Friday 8PM until Monday 5 AM resulted in the complete replacement of 50 year old 4 lane interstate highway bridge with a brand new, modern, heavy duty version. The 93Fast14 project replaced 14 bridges in 10 weekends during the summer of 2011 on time and ahead of schedule.
     
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  2. Colorado Digger

    Colorado Digger Senior Member

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    impressive

    thanks for posting the video. very well done, as always. those 1250's with shears are the real deal.
    regards, cd
     
  3. ScottAR

    ScottAR Senior Member

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    Great vid as always!
     
  4. AmericanLandMgt

    AmericanLandMgt Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one that wouldnt walk under that steal beam when that sheer has a hold of it at about 1:14?
     
  5. EarthRockHill

    EarthRockHill Well-Known Member

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    He's not walking under it at all. He is walking alongside the tracks of the 1250. The beam is extended out about 30 feet behind him. Look again and you'll see.
     
  6. EarthRockHill

    EarthRockHill Well-Known Member

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    The Komatsu 1250 makes the CAT385 look and perform.....small. With the Jewell Highreach boom and 'demolition package' the capabilities of the 1250 really shows here.
     
  7. Five-O

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    Great video! Thanks for sharing. Very impressive machines for sure!