PLC's scope of work included replacing the I-30 & I-35E bridges crossing the Trinity River to upgrade the outdated geometry of the major interchange, as well as constructing additional lanes to add capacity.
The Fluor-led partnership erected the first haunch girder on the I-35 crossing of the Trinity River in the summer of 2013. The beam was one component of the 1,000-foot spliced-girder unit across the river.
There were a total of six bridges of this type with the same span length. Beam installation was self-performed using two cranes owned by Fluor and provided to PLC. Fluor also provided a third large lattice boom crane to the project.
The design-build project required the erection of 3,390 girders in the expansion and the addition of several new bridges and roadways along I-30 and I-35E, including a new signature bridge, the Margaret McDermott Bridge, over I-30.
The project received Fluor's 2018 Hugh K. Coble Award for excellence in project delivery.