University of Louisville Pedestrian Bridge
Haire Construction was contracted out to replace the existing precast slabs located inside the Floyd Street Parking Garage Pedestrian Bridge on campus of the University of Louisville. The existing slabs were cracking, breaking, and had become structurally unsound. To increase the complexities of the job, the bridge was suspended 24’ in the air over a railroad crossing. Work was coordinated with the railroad company, CSX throughout the duration of the project. To extract the slabs, metal fencing and the accompanying steel rings had to be removed to gain access to the anchor points. Once Haire gained access, the slabs were lifted out with a crane and brand-new precast slabs were placed in. The steel rings and metal fencing were then reinstalled, and a pedestrian grade traffic coating was applied to the surface of the slabs.
This was a great job for Haire Construction that allowed us to utilize many of our capabilities and gave us a wonderful opportunity to work with a great customer in the University of Louisville.