Project: Goethals Bridge, Connecting Elizabeth, New Jersey to Staten Island, New York.
The fabricated access platforms were supplied to a large civil contractor for use on the new Goethals Bridge construction. In this case, our customer provided engineered drawings for us to produce shop drawings and prior to us starting fabrication. This platform is one of several temporary platforms that were used for access to the stay tube connection points at the roadway of this bridge. This platform will support workers and equipment to aid in the connection of the support cables at the roadway level. These platforms are designed to be unbolted and moved as the construction of the bridge deck progresses. Along with structural steel fabrication, F&M MAFCO can also install steel/wood decking and has the ability to prep, prime, and paint any component at our facility. Contact us to learn more about our custom fabrication services!
This project was far from a typical fabrication job, the scope also included load testing of each component, procuring / installing a complete hydraulic control system, blast, prime, paint, assembly and finally shipping to the site.
The scope of this job started with detailed shop drawings based on the engineered drawings provided by the customer. In addition to the fabrication of these beams F&M MAFCO also supplied the required shackles to complete the assembly.
This project is one of many construction aids required and supplied to one of our large civil construction customers for use on a cable-stayed bridge project. The access platforms provide a safe working area for the cable connection points at the bridge pylons.