This Excel Pedestrian Bridge is 160’ long x 8’ wide, built for California Trout, Inc., and replaces the historic Carbon Bridge in Hat Creek, CA. The structure is a Pratt Truss design, made of self weathering steel, and equipped with an IPE Hardwood deck. The Pedestrian and Light Vehicular Bridge has a stainless steel safety cable system, is designed to carry pedestrians and a 10,000 lb. vehicle, and has a lifting weight of over 80,000 lb. Due to limited site accessibility, this Excel Bridge was delivered in 3 sections. After being offloaded, the 3 sections of bridge were moved to the site with tractors, erected with a crane, and quickly set on the abutments without delays!
A special thanks to California Trout, Darren Campbell, Val Atkinson and M.Wier for providing the images and videos of the project
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