CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Brayman Construction has been hard at work tieing rebar and placing concrete deck. The deck is now completed across the entire bridge after 13 placements. Many placements took place in the middle of the night and early mornings to control the concrete temperature and to lessen the water evaporation. Contrary to what many believe, concrete does not “dry”. It is actually a chemical reaction between the water and cement in

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HULTON BRIDGE REOPENED TO TRAFFIC

PennDOT is announcing the Hulton Bridge in Oakmont Borough and Harmar Township, Allegheny County, has reopened to traffic. The bridge was closed to traffic on Thursday, June 11 for roadway reconstruction work at the intersections of Hulton Road and 3rd Street in Oakmont and Freeport Road and the bridge approach in Harmar. The bridge is reopening nearly 12 hours early. Additionally, the single-lane alternating traffic pattern has been removed on

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Construction progress on the Hulton Bridge has been moving forward. Concrete deck has been placed on Span 1, and Brayman Construction has begun their deck placements on Spans 2-5. Utilities and an access walkway have been installed underneath the deck. The beams are now 100% bolted up, and painting subcontractor, Geronimo, has installed their containments at the bolt connections to clean and paint these areas to match the green of

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HULTON BRIDGE TO CLOSE JUNE 11 TO JUNE 24

PennDOT is announcing the Hulton Bridge in Oakmont Borough and Harmar Township, Allegheny County, will close to traffic from June 11-24. The bridge will close to traffic beginning at approximately 12:01 a.m. Thursday, June 11 and remain closed around-the-clock until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. Crews will conduct roadway reconstruction on Hulton Road at the intersection with 3rd Street and on Freeport Road at the approach to the bridge. All

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Brayman Construction has begun the phased construction of the bridge approaches. On the Oakmont side, Brayman is completing phase 1B-1 modified where they are reconstructing Second Avenue and New Borough Street. This week they will implement Phase 1B-2 which will allow for work to continue on the reconstructed Second Avenue and includes the construction of a new modular brick retaining wall. On the Freeport Road side, traffic is in Phase

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BRIDGE CLOSURE UPDATE

As work on the superstructure of the Hulton Bridge continues to progress, many are asking when the bridge closures will take place. PENNDOT and Brayman Construction understand the impact the closures will have on the local businesses, residents, and the traveling public. Presently, two closures are planned. Barring no unforeseen issues or delays, the first closure is planned for 12 calendar days sometime from Mid-June to Late-June/Early-July. This closure will

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Construction Update

Did you know that at each beam connection there could be hundreds of bolts that need to be installed and tightened? Over the past several weeks, Brayman Construction has continued to install and verify the tightness of hundreds of thousands of bolt connections. They have also begun welding SIP angels and setting SIPs (stay-in-place forms) on Span 2 and installing the inspection walkway located in the interior of the beams.

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STRAND JACKING

Please take but a moment to view a time lapse video from the strand jacking operations (01/16/15) that very quickly relate the efforts of the phenomenal crews from Mammoet, Brayman, Advantage & High Steel. The 2 sides met with engineered precision to complete the structural steel superstructure from abutment 1 (Freeport Approach) to abutment 2 (Oakmont Approach).

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