Heavy lifting at D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge

Great execution of another important project

The final major pieces of USA Civil’s 11th Street Corridor Design-Build Project are being lifted into place – piece by multi-ton piece. Earlier this month, a 450-ton Manitowoc and two other cranes smoothly lifted giant girders – some 140 feet long and 78 tons – into place on this project’s second and final phase.

The first phase consisted of three signature crossings – two for Interstate 295 and the other for local traffic – over the Anacostia River to reduce congestion on what historically has been a Washington, D.C., bottleneck. In total, there were 17 bridges of various sizes. That $284 million phase was completed this month.

Crews are now focused on the $90 million Phase 2 that includes a new flyover ramp and road. Our joint venture team is contractually required to complete this work by November 2015, but our team is planning to finish early.

“The Skanska/Facchina team’s tremendous dedication and attention to detail – along with a great partnership with our client – has been what’s driven this job and made it successful,” said Scott Randall, USA Civil project manager.

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