Why it’s Important to Assess the Risks of Your Project
When planning utilities on a new bridge or performing major work on an existing bridge, there are many factors to take into account. For example, if the bridge sidewalk width is 2.5 feet or less, you’ll need to be prepared to shut down a lane of traffic while performing work. Depending on the situation, this could force you to perform work in low-traffic hours such as nighttime.
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We’ve assembled a list of the common important risks and requirements for your bridge project, depending on the variables in your project, so you can have the information you need in order to properly plan your project.
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These machines may fit your needs
Bridgewalker Type I
Our own patented unit, the Bridgewalker Type 1 is designed for use from the trailer or as a stand-alone that can operate under its own power. At only three feet wide with a basket capacity of 750 pounds, it is very useful in tight areas and can operate from the sidewalk, so it won’t impair traffic flow.
This unit can place workers up to 14 feet below a bridge handrail and up to 12 feet under the bridge. Any work along the edge of deck is easily accomplished with a variety of basket configurations and vertical ladder lengths.
Bridgewalker Type II
Our own patented unit, the Bridgewalker Type 2 is designed to be trailer-mounted-only. Ideal for heavy work use, the goose-neck trailer mount allows for larger baskets and ladder assemblies, and it has a basket capacity of 750 pounds.
This unit can place workers up to 16 feet below a bridge handrail and up to 12 feet under the bridge. Any work along the edge of deck is easily accomplished with a variety of basket configurations and vertical ladder lengths.
This unit can place the working basket up to 18 feet below the bridge deck and up to 35 feet under the bridge. It is also capable of rotating the work platform to be parallel with the bridge to allow access to the edge of bridge deck.
Paxton-Mitchel Snooper 140
A versatile UBIT-Style unit that combines articulation with an 8,500-pound crane. It can place workers 28 feet below the bridge deck and up to 40 feet under the bridge.
Paxton-Mitchel Snooper 260
This unit allows for immense under bridge access, up to 6,800 square feet, thanks to the 360 degree main turret rotation, 270 degree 2nd turret rotation and the 60’ horizontal reach from outer edge of the bridge deck. Rolling stabilizers allow forward or reverse movement for extended overlapping coverage.
The Snooper Series 260 sees under, over, below and up behind girders for thorough inspection or maintenance projects.
Bridge Masters UBIT
This highly articulated unit can place workers 26’ 9” below the bridge deck and up to 19’ 6” under the bridge deck. It is a truck mounted bridge access machine designed for inspection and installation uses.
Aspen Aerials A-62
Aspen Aerials A-62 is a 4 boom articulated bridge access truck. It has a vertical down reach of nearly 68 feet with a horizontal under bridge reach of almost 62 feet. It also has a vertical up reach of 51 feet. The specialized 4th boom is telescoping to 13 feet for reaching deep girders. The work platform is auto leveling and rotates 180 degrees for maximum safety and flexibility.