With the help of Ellsworth, WI law enforcement and the company’s dispatch team, County Materials’ heavy-haul drivers transported five prestress concrete I-beam bridge girders from Roberts, WI, 50 miles south to Plum City, WI. Each girder measured 136 feet and weighed 140,000 pounds, making the transportation of the beams challenging. The extreme length of the girders required the drivers to carefully navigate through a traffic light island, going in the wrong direction. The coordinated efforts made the delivery of all five girders in a single day successful.
On site, the problem solving continued. The area’s hilly geography prohibited job site access for the oversized construction equipment. A temporary bridge installed over Plum Creek, alongside the U.S. 10 bridge, served as a work platform and maintained traffic flow during reconstruction. The five prestressed concrete bridge girders manufactured by County Materials Corporation in Roberts, WI were installed from the temporary bridge. During the manufacturing process, rebar loops were embedded into the girders to ease on site installation challenges.
The bridge spans across Plum Creek and is supported by five prestress concrete I-beam bridge girders manufactured by County Materials Corporation in Roberts, WI. The girders measured 136 feet and weighed 140,000 pounds. Due to the size of the girders and the area’s hilly geography, delivery and site preparation precautions needed to be taken to ensure a successful delivery and installation. With incredible coordination and planning efforts, all five girders were delivered in one day and set the bridge to reopen within the month.