Hillsdale fabricated temporary sliding steel girders for relocation of a new steel truss superstructure. The structure was moved 55 feet laterally onto its permanent, newly rehabilitated piers using a technique called bridge sliding. The team slid the 2,428-foot-long structure along steel rails and plates into place, making it the longest bridge slide in North America.
Hillsdale Fabricators supplied, fabricated and erected structural steel for the 193-foot-long-span pedestrian bridge linking the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital to the parking structure. Pre-project planning and logistics were key in Hillsdale’s project approach as the bridge was erected over a major thoroughfare in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The challenging design features a main structure that […]
When Indianapolis unveiled its new $1.1B Midfield Terminal and Concourses, Hillsdale Fabricators was looked to by the project’s prime steel contractor, Cives Steel Company, to fabricate the serpentine structural roof trusses and tapered-pipe columns. The roof trusses are 10 feet deep with a wide-flange top chord 6G welded to diagonal and vertical pipe that is […]
The Huey P. Long Bridge project in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana included the expansion of US 90 to three lanes in each direction, while keeping the pre-existing railway that also shares the bridge. Hillsdale Fabricators supplied approximately 1,800 tons of lifting structures and falsework which were fabricated, preassembled and then shipped by barge to Louisiana from […]
Hillsdale fabricated, preassembled, and shipped the 156-foot-long tied-arch bridge to replace the 103-year-old Halsted Street bascule bridge over the Chicago River North Branch Canal. The bridge features a 156-foot-long, 180-foot-wide steel tied arch main span flanked by two 36-foot precast concrete arch approach spans. The new bridge deck is 22 feet wider than the old […]
The C-5 Hangar Facility for the 164th Airlift Wing of the Tennessee Air National Guard accommodates eight C-5 Galaxy cargo planes that support military and humanitarian operations throughout the world. The project featured construction of a new maintenance hangar, corrosion control hangar, fuel cell hangar, and associated support facilities totaling approximately 330,000 square feet. In […]
Hillsdale Fabricators performed fabrication and shop preassembly of the 41st Street Bridge, Chicago’s new visually-striking pedestrian bridge. The steel bridge weighs 676 tons and spans a total of 750 feet over Lake Shore Drive and Metra commuter rail lines. It connects Williams-Davis Park with the Lakefront Trail, which runs along the perimeter of Lake Michigan. […]