Cost-Competitive Composites

The contractor erected the beams with a small, 30-ton utility crane instead of bringing in a 150- to 200-ton crane to erect the superstructure framing, translating not only into reduced shipping and erection costs but also into reduced emissions from the diesel engines. Photo: Russell Phillips

The new High Road Bridge opened Aug. 25, 2008, after a month of delays from weather and utility relocations as well as the prototype testing and learning curve associated with the first deployment of this new technology. Photo: Russell Phillips

The closed mold, vacuum-assisted resin transfer method used for manufacturing the composite shells by Harbor Technologies Inc. of Brunswick, Maine, is an environmentally friendly manufacturing process. Photo: HC Bridge Co. LLC

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