Jonathan Hulton Bridge
The Jonathan Hulton Bridge was a unique demolition project due to the fact that the structure was demolished using both Explosives and Conventional methods. The structure consisted of 4 Truss spans. Three spans where over the Allegheny River and the remaining span was over Norfolk Southern Railroad line.
The three spans over the river where prepped for implosion. Prepping the spans consisted of removing the existing deck, railing, curb, sidewalk, sidewalk porkchops, designated steel floor beams, and designated steel stringers. Once these items were removed, the structure was then set up with explosive charges and imploded. The pieces in the river where removed by a crane on a barge and then transported to shore. On the shore the material was further processed for shipment to the scrap recycler.
The remaining span that was over the Railroad was prepped the same way as the river spans. Temporary support structures where erected beneath the span to assist in the removal. The span was removed by crane in two sections. The steel was processed and recycled.
The three concrete river piers where demolished from a barge. The material was dredged from the river and transported to the shore and removed from site.
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.