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The CSX Gauley Bridge Demolition was performed for the CSX Railroad and was located in Gauley, WV.

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Project Experience

CSX Bridge - Gauley 

To eliminate placing barge mounted equipment in the New River, the team utilized a Manitowoc 18000 crawler crane with 320’ of boom and a hanging MAX-ER tray to remove the Truss Spans of the existing rail bridge. This was done due to the instability of the New River due to environmental conditions. It required 62 semi-trailer loads for the mobilization of the crane and MAX-ER tray.


The existing rail bridge consisted of three under-truss spans. The truss spans where removed one at a time and where placed on shore. All three spans where removed in one day. The largest pick being 156’ long and it weighed 332,000 lbs.


On Shore the spans where processed utilizing a Hydraulic Excavator with a second member Shear. The processed steel was placed in roll off boxes and was shipped to a recycler.

Demolition Clears The Way For Progress

Demolition, properly and safely utilized, provides opportunities necessary for new infrastructure as well as renovation of existing locations.

Advantage Blasting and Demolition is licensed and authorized to perform both conventional demolition and explosive demolition projects nationwide.

Although we offer two separate divisions of demolition, by combining our resources, we're able to perform any turnkey demolition project needed.

Our goal at Advantage Blasting & Demolition is to formulate, develop & streamline (with one-on-one communication) the best options available via conventional and/or explosive demolition, a process to complete every job to our customer’s satisfaction in a safe, timely & cost efficient manner.

The use of explosives allows us to provide clients with the most effective methodology available in the industry, providing them the tools needed to bid more efficiently and with less manpower, thereby reducing work-force exposure and overall liability.