Southeast Leaf Tip Section Erected at Brightman
10/30/2009 12:26 PM
The Brightman Street team has erected the southeast Leaf Tip Section at the Brightman Street Bridge Replacement Project in Fall River/Somerset, Massachusetts. The total actual weight of the Tip section is 322,000 pounds. The tip section is 90 feet long by 45 feet wide. At the splice, the girder is 14 feet deep. Between both girders, there were 1,152 bolts to be made up. The tip section was picked with two Manitowoc 4100 Series 3 ringers, one with 200 feet of boom and one with 260 feet of boom. The Ringer with 200 feet of boom is on an 80 foot by 120 foot flexi-barge, and is operated by Dan Perkins. The Ringer with 260 feet of boom is on the 72 foot by 200 foot Respect barge, and is operated by Tom Mucci.