Houston, February 15, 2018 – Webber, LCC was selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to replace the existing two lane bridge that spans the UPRR mainline rail road track in Sweetwater, TX. The project was bid at $5 million and will be led by West Texas Senior Project Manager, Michael Oliver.
The project team will replace an existing two lane bridge that spans the UPRR mainline rail road track. This route provides access to IH 20 from Downtown Sweetwater. The new bridge will be raised approximately five feet to provide needed clearance for a future second UPRR mainline track. The project will be 0.36 miles long (1900 feet), which includes 1,455 feet of new asphalt roadway and 445 feet of bridge structure.
The new bridge will be constructed using pre-stressed concrete beams and structural steel plate girder beams. The bridge also will incorporate new permanent concrete traffic rail. The existing roadway will be rebuilt using a hot mixed asphaltic concrete pavement structure and the existing bridge will be demolished and the new bridge will be built in the existing horizontal alignment.
About Webber, LLC
Founded in 1963, Webber is a leading heavy civil, commercial and waterworks construction company and material producer dedicated to safely providing intelligent solutions to its clients and community. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S.A., an international company based in Madrid, Spain, Webber has access to a global network of skilled engineers, best-in-class technology and vast resources. Webber is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has been rated by Engineering News-Record as one of the largest transportation contractors in the Texas/Louisiana region.
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