Mountain Crane was apart of the ongoing bridge rehabilitation project on 1300 South in Salt Lake City, Utah. Working with Granite Construction and Hanson Eagle Precast. Mountain Crane provided our new Liebherr 900t crane, in addition to a Liebherr 500t, a GMK 275t, and a Grove 110t crane.
Project Manager Skyler Mundy selected the 900t for this job because of it’s broad capabilities. The 900t is capable of removing the concrete bridge girders by itself, instead of using two 500t cranes.
Because this was a partial demo, with only certain sections of bridge girders being removed, extra caution had to be taken to ensure nothing happened to the existing girders.
Powerlines just south of the project created tight constraints, increasing the complexity of the project. Additionally, railroad tracks run under the bridge, and all trains continued operation throughout construction.