Milton-Madison Bridge Sliding Girders

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.

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Pedestrian Bridge

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 […]

Indianapolis International Airport Concourses

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 […]

Huey P. Long Bridge Widening

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 […]

Halsted Street Bridge

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 […]

C-5 Fuel Cell, Corrosion Control and Maintenance Hangars

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 […]

41st Street Pedestrian Bridge

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. […]