Refurbishment of Bridge Components for the Transportation Industry

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Bridge Jack Structure
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Refurbished Strongback 1
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Refurbished Strongback 2
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Refurbished Strongback 3
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Weld Bearing to Column 1
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Weld Bearing to Column 2

A transportation industry customer approached Refax, Inc. to refurbish multiple bridge components. The parts we refurbished were to be used in the rebuild of the Toll Road in Gary, Indiana.

We burned and fitted a number of different components, including parts used in the jacking process and strongbacks. The strongbacks were integral in the project because they were used to take the place of critical support structures that had to be removed for repair or rebuilding. After many of the support columns were fixed or replaced, we were given the crucial task of ARC welding bridge bearings to the appropriate columns. All of our welds met D1.5 AWS weld certification.

Throughout the entire refurbishing process, we were able to hold tightest tolerances of +/- 1/16". To guarantee the highest quality work, we also did a thorough, 100% inspection.

For more information about this refurbishing project, see the details below. To learn about our other services, please contact Refax today.

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Refurbished Bridge Components Specifications

Product Description We supplied multiple parts used for a portion of the Toll Road "rebuild" in Indiana. Some of the examples are strongbacks, these are used to secure two halves of a bridge section. Generally one half of the bridge will be cut free from support structures and the "strongback" will bind the sections together. We have fabricated various parts used in the "jacking" process. Other work performed included welding bridge bearings to the appropriate column based upon engineer specifications. All welds required D1.5 AWS weld certification.
Capabilities Applied/Processes Burning
ARC Welding
Tightest Tolerances +/- 1/16"
Material Used A36, A572 Gr50
In process testing performed 100% Inspection
Industry for Use Bridge/Transportation
Volume 1
Delivery Location Gary, Indiana
Standards Met Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing
D1.5 AWS Weld Certification
Product Name Refurbishment of Bridge Sections

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