FEATURED PROJECT: Puyallup SR 167 Bridge Replacement
The SR-167 Puyallup River Bridge consisted of fabricating and shop priming (25) built-up plate girders for the 550’ long bridge. All cross-framing, expansion joints and bearings were also supplied by TMF.
The girders were nearly 10’ deep and shipped in lengths up to 150’. All girders required full-pen welding and multiple shop splices to achieve the shipping lengths required, all in efforts to mitigate the work required in the field. Two types of girder designs were incorporated into this project; a traditional ‘straight’ girder and a haunch-style girder. On average, each girder when completed weighed nearly 100,000 lbs. Despite the length, depth, and weight of the massive girders, TMF was able to easily handle and ‘flip’ the girders as necessary for manufacturing and WSDOT required shop fit-verification. Our indoor shop includes multiple overhead bridge cranes which are capable of lifting/handling some rather massive structures. When structures exceed our own capability, we partner with local heavy-haul contractors and/or crane service providers to assist with the job.