The Hoover Dam Bypass Project
The Hoover Dam Bypass project that started in 2005 is high profile project that we were very fortunate we had the opportunity to become a part of and help complete after the collapse of the original cableway crane system, also known as Hi-Lines. F&M MAFCO was called in not only to customize a new Hi-Line Cableway System but for our unique Derrick cranes that would help complete the project too. The Hoover Dam Bypass is the first concrete-steel arch bridge and second highest bridge in the United States. After a two year push back on the completion, the Bypass was completed in October 2010.
Not a small nor easy task
This bridge project was not a small nor easy task, after damage was asset and rubble removed; F&M MAFCO came in with two custom 50 ton Hi-Line Cableway Crane Systems that included four 10’ x 10’ x 330’ cableway towers, inhaul/outhaul traction winches, inhaul/outhaul anchor winches, load line winches, two 250HP Hydraulic Power Units, tower luffing winches, Manitowoc 390 gut line tension winches, 200 ton rigging blocks, travel trolleys, 50 ton trolley load blocks, slack line carriers and over 65,000’ of wire rope. Along with this system there was an American S70 Stiff Leg Derrick with 240’ of boom and 80’ jib operated by an American 550 triple drum diesel hoist. These unique and custom made pieces of equipment helped to complete a job and establish a staple known well in the Las Vegas area for tourists of all types.
If you are looking for custom solutions and experience in large infrastructure and bridge projects, we are the partner for you. Connect with a Bridge Specialist today by clicking the button below or giving them a call at 1.800.333.2151.
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