Barnhart enjoys a nationwide reputation for solving problems. We specialize in the heavy lifting and heavy transport of major components used in American industry. Barnhart is committed to continuous improvement and to be the best heavy lift and heavy transport company. Our customers can expect Barnhart to aggressively pursue innovative ways to lower overall project costs and improve safety.
Last week, Barnhart placed a 60-ton, 300-foot pedestrian bridge - the largest bridge of its type the company has ever handled - on support piers in a 14-acre park in Meriden, Connecticut.
Crews had been building the bridge abutments for weeks in preparation for the lift. The bridge arrived in five pieces on several oversized trucks from a fabricator in Alabama.
Barnhart pieced together three of the sections to create the center part of the bridge. They moved the crane and set the fourth and fifth sections, which comprised the ends of the bridge.
The lift plan was worked out a mont... [continue reading]