Toebe Construction uses Terex cranes in US highway project
Aug 17, 2016 – Toebe Construction has employed the use of nine Terex cranes to assist construction of a highway project in Michigan, USA.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDTO) is carrying out a two-year, $77M project to reconstruct the Interstate 96 at the US Highway 23 interchange in Livingston County.
After the construction of the new interstate section, the existing I-96 roadway will be turned into collector-distributor lanes for easier and safer lane changes.
The project also requires the construction of new bridges over both highways.
Josh Goldsworthy, Toebe Construction project manager, said: “We are constructing six new bridges first and then reconstructing seven existing bridges to repair damage and bring them up to current standards.”
In order to construct the new I-96 eastbound and westbound interstate bridges and roadways, Toebe Construction in joint venture with Kamminga & Roodvoets are using nine Terex HC series lattice boom crawler cranes.
Goldsworthy said: “They have the rugged design necessary to stand up to demanding jobs, and they offer high lift capacities for beam placement.
“Plus, we are able to get them to the jobsite quickly and have them set up and ready for work in about a day.”
Two crawler cranes, a 230t HC230 and a 275t HC275, assisted with the placement of 123t concrete bridge beams. For this, the cranes — each equipped with a 90ft main boom — performed a tandem lift.
Three 165t HC165 crawler cranes were used to drive piles, freeing the HC275 for concrete beam placement and the 110t HC110 crawler cranes for various load lifting.