Peytonsville Road Bridge Overpass
7/8 x 6 3/16 Headed Shear Connectors shot to bridge girders. The Peytonsville Rd. bridge crossing I-65 in Franklin, TN was supposed to come in two phases. Tear down one side of the bridge and erect the new bridge. When it was ready, tear down the other side of the bridge and erect phase two. Unfortunately tragedy struck and a gas hauling truck hit the new 1st phase bridge in the early morning hours, which killed the driver. It also completely destroyed the new bridge that was not yet complete, and also destroyed the old bridge that was still being used. Each bridge has a total of 6,450 ea 7/8 x 6 3/16 HSC’s, for a total of 12,900 ea for both phases. When the gas truck hit the bridge, it was so hot it warped the bridge girders. And when the new bridge that had been destroyed was taken down, the shear studs Elrod Stud Welding shot were still attached. As of when this was written, we are scheduled to shoot the now 3rd phase towards the end of February 2015.
Equipment used: Tru-Weld Equipment 205 KW Generator and TWE SC-3402 Dual Gun Stud Welder with TWE17000 HD Stud Guns and Thru-Deck accessories.
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