PCL Begins Work on SC 41 Bridge Replacement

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Raleigh – Civil Construction (Transportation Infrastructure)

Raleigh, North Carolina (July 16, 2014) – PCL Civil Constructors has started work on the $30 million SC 41 Bridge Replacement over the Wando River and Clements Ferry Roadway approaches in Charleston, South Carolina.

The new bridge will improve community travel and will have a US Coast Guard – mandated, 55-foot clearance that will permit marine traffic to travel unimpeded under the bridge. Automobile traffic on a busy two-lane state highway will not need to stop for the bridge to open to marine traffic. The new bridge will also improve mobility and provide safe travel across the Wando River in emergency situations.
 “The SC 41 Bridge Replacement is a Design-Build project with a number of interesting aspects.  The project consists of eight-foot-in-diameter drilled shafts, large cast-in-place substructure struts, right-of-way and permit acquisition, and a 4 ½ month moratorium on a possible fishery,” stated Martin Grem, PCL Construction design-build coordinator.
The project will replace the existing SC 41 Bridge, a movable structure originally built in 1939, with a high-level, fixed-span bridge. The majority of the demolition and construction of the proposed structure will be facilitated from floating operations on barges. Work is scheduled to be substantially complete by November 2017.

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PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of more than $7 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.

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