A New Bridge in Two Weekends
Over the course of two extended weekends (10pm Friday night to 6am Tuesday Morning), Anselmi & DeCicco demolished the existing 4 lane bridge over Piaget Avenue and poured a new bridge deck and approach slabs. A project like this would typically take close to a year to complete with multiple traffic pattern shifts, detours and extended inconvenience to local residents and commuters. There were many reasons for this project being designed and built this way. Along with the aforementioned time and traffic issues, the bridge was located right next to a public school and many of the students walk under over or near this bridge. One of the time constraints was that the project had to be completed during summer months so as not to interfere with the school year.
Through many months of planning, scheduling, coordinating suppliers & subcontractors, and using precast structural beams, we were able to complete the main structural work of the project in only two weekends. The overall impact to both the local residents and commuter traffic was limited to just two weekend detours and night time lane closures for two months before and after the closure weekends.
Anselmi & DeCicco is incredibly honored and proud of all our employees both in management and in the trades who dedicated countless hours to complete this incredible project. We would also like to thank our subcontractors and suppliers for providing us with everything we needed, when we needed it, even if it was midnight on a Sunday!