This article describes how rollers were used to move a new bridge superstructure into place in the NE Eighth Street Bridge expansion project over Interstate 405 in Bellevue, Washington. The new bridge project involved reducing six spans to two, and increasing the length by over 35 feet to make space for realigned traffic lanes and ramps, and future widening of Interstate 405. Because original plans called for a complete demolition and replacement scenario as well as an extended closure period and reduced capacity, a plan was designed to build one of the bridge halves in a temporary location, use it for diverting traffic during demolition of the existing structure and construction of the new half. After rolling the first half into its permanent location, the two halves would then resume normal operation. The article details the rolling process.

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    American Road & Transportation Builders Association

    ARTBA Building, 1219 28th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20007-3389
  • Authors:
    • Kyle, L
    • Lem, J
  • Publication Date: 2005-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 16-18
  • Serial:
    • Transportation Builder
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
    • ISSN: 1043-4054

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00986947
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2005 12:00AM