When Shimmick Construction ran into problems with lead paint during the demolition of the old Henry Ford Bridge, they called Foss Environmental. Foss provided a crew of ironworkers protected with Haz-Mat gear. This included boat crews for working from the Dominquez Channel as well as from the top of the bridge.
Foss Environmental was charged with removing sixteen (16) steel bridge spans and hauling them to a scrap yard. The spans measured 70′ long and weighed approximately 25 tons each. Dean Matsuoka, Superintendent for Foss, contacted Dalton Trucking, Inc. (DTI) to see how we could help them transport these bridge sections. DTI job-walked the project with Foss and determined that stretch trailers would be perfect for the job.
Since timing would be critical to minimize Foss labor and crane expense, DTI dedicated eight (8) long wheelbase tractors and stretch flat beds to the job. The entire north span was removed in one day and the south was tackled the following day. Access to the south span was very limited so Shimmich Construction had to establish and manage traffic control to allow safe ingress and egress. Dodging container trucks is not very easy…but with the right people it was handled safely. Good cooperation between Shimmick, Foss, and DTI helped this job to be completed without a hitch.