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R. J. Watson Bearings support award winning Dulles Corridor Metrorail Viaduct

Disktron Bearing Installation

The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Phase 2 Project was recently awarded the PCI Best Non-Highway Bridge Design Award. This $1.18 Billion Project was built by the Joint Venture Team of Clark Construction Group LLC and Kiewit International South with help from Shirley Construction. Working with the consulting engineer, Parsons Transportation Group’s key designers RJ Watson designed, manufactured and tested the bearings which ranged from 300 to 550 Kips in vertical capacity.

Project Description:

With an overall length of 37,831 feet the project utilized 590 precast spans supplied by Coastal Precast Systems of Chesapeake, Virginia. RJ Watson supplied 356 Disktron Bearings and 480 spherical bearings based on the owner, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s design criteria

Project Team:

Joint Venture: Clark Construction Group LLC and Kiewit International South and Shirley Construction

Concrete Girders: Coastal Precast Systems

Design Engineer: Parsons Transportation Group

Bearings: RJ Watson Inc.

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