Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Harsco to refurbish Houston light-rail bridge

Harsco to refurbish Houston light-rail bridge Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, Texas

Harsco Corporation has secured an extended role in its ongoing support of the Houston Metro light-rail project to refurbish the historic Main Street Bridge in Houston, Texas.

The work is part of a major expansion of the light-rail line from Houston's city center, adding nearly 30 miles of track to the existing Main Street line. The project has a number of special requirements, including construction of a supporting superstructure over an active waterway, limited storage for equipment and stringent requirements to maintain the bridge's historic visual appeal.

Harsco's support solution includes a combination of heavy-duty GASS shoring towers and Roll Shore castellated beams, engineered to provide support to the 400 foot-long bridge, as well as providing safe worker access throughout the refurbishment.

"Complex projects with unique construction requirements and demanding engineering profiles are a special strength of our Harsco Infrastructure team that positions us among the very best in our industry and gives us a strong foundation to achieve our growth objectives," said Mark Kimmel, president of the Harsco Infrastructure group.

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