A 528 ft-wide, 2,650-ton steel truss span, supported by a U-shaped stability frame, is being readied for lift and placement on June 19 as part of a $1.2 billion widening project for the Huey P. Long Bridge in New Orleans, La. Video Photo: Angelle Bergeron A 2,650-ton steel truss span, part of a $1.2 billion widening project for the Huey P. Long Bridge in New Orleans, is prepared for lift and placement on June 19. Related Links: New Scheme Prepared For Bridge-Truss Installation (VIDEO) Span Readied To Receive Steel: A Bridge Grows in New Orleans (VIDEO) Time-Lapse of Huey Long
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.