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Demolition, Blasting

Project Overview

The Forsyth, MO67 Bridge was five rivet, connected, 8-panel camel back pratt through trusses composed of four 181’ and one 182’ spans and two steel stringer approach spans over the White River (Bull Shoals Lake) on MO76. It was built by Maxwell Bridge Company in 1953 to cross the new Bull Shoals lake.

The bridge was 1,009.6 feet long, 23.9 feet wide, and the vertical clearance above the deck was 14.1 feet. The length of the largest span was 183 feet.

The project entailed the explosive demolition of the 5 span through-truss bridge over the white river in Taney county, and two concrete bridge piers.

Blasters worked diligently to make the contractors schedule on time and under budget with safety as the first priority.

municipal & public
Lehman Construction
Type of Project
Project Scope
October 2019 - November 2019

Challenges We Solved

Shrapnel and Flying Debris
We reduce any shrapnel & flying debris that is generated from the blast by using engineered protective covering. This project was no exception. working hand in hand with the general contractor, we were able to achieve this without incident.
Access was a challenge to reach the location to prep & place the explosive charges. By tying off on the contractor-supplied lifeline, we were able to get to all the cut locations necessary to complete our scope of work.