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.
Camera and Edit: Stephen SetteDucati
Soundtrack: Broken Kites