On March 30, 2018 the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge opened to traffic. This state of the art precast concrete segmental box girder bridge is jointly owned by the Maine and New Hampshire Departments of Transportation. Designed jointly by Hardesty and Hanover and Figg Bridge Engineers the bridge is a two level structure which includes a 300 foot movable lift span supported by 4-194 foot tall concrete lift towers. The General Contractor, Cianbro Corporation, installed 44 Disktron Bearings ranging from 700 to 3600 kips in vertical capacity with horizontal loads ranging from 10-37% of the vertical loads. The longitudinal displacements were on the order of 11 -24 inches and the rotation capacity of the bearings was 0.02 radians. In addition some of the bearings were designed for uplift resistance. This $158.5 Million project utilized the CM/GC delivery method which accelerated project completion and improved design quality and cost control.
Disktron Bearing Installation