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US-35 deck Replacement

Project description

The US-35 Deck Replacement in La Porte, Indiana was a project that intended to transform the outer shoulders of the bridge into new traffic lanes.

The project also covered replacing old shoulders converted to accommodate traffic, with new ones.

mageba scope

mageba provided two 72 ft. (21.95 m) TENSA®MODULAR LR3 modular expansion joints for the project, to be used for free movement in all directions featuring barrier cover plates.

However, welding was avoided in all highly stressed connections to accentuate the durability of the expansion joint.

Each joint was installed in two sections as traffic remained open on the bridge, and mageba utilized its patented, fatigue resistant, bolted splice connection design for this application.

All of the joint’s well-proven wear resistant parts can be replaced with little effort and without disrupting traffic in the future.

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TENSA®MODULAR LR3 joint is being installed

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One of the installed modular joint under traffic

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3D Rendering of joint installed above girders

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3D Rendering of bolted splice connection detail (patented by mageba)

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3D Rendering of bolted splice connection detail (patented by mageba)

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Picture of bolted splice connection being installed

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3D Rendering of joint installed in the block out

Key Data

Products:

TENSA®MODULAR LR3 modular expansion joints

Installation:

2019

City:

La Porte, IN

Span:

147 ft (44.8 m)

Length:

1,103 ft (336 m)

Owner:

Indiana Department of Transportation

Contractor:

Superior Construction Co., Inc.

Engineer:

Burgess & Niple, Inc.