Bridge Building Equipment: Video Roundup


Watching bridge-building equipment in action is a great way to appreciate how different types of bridges are constructed. That’s why we’ve handpicked some of the best videos from YouTube. So if you’re in the business of bridge construction, or just interested in how things work, take a look through our specially selected videos.

Amazing Modern Bridge Construction Machines

With more than 8.8 million views, this video from NaLac Technique shows how concrete girders are positioned onto a new beam bridge, and how box girders are cast and launched into position. Video duration 12:16

Bridge Building Equipment for Accelerated Bridge Construction

This animation shows an Enerpac Jack-up System – which is a synchronous multi-point lifting system. See how it lifts a bridge deck onto an SPMT (Self Propelled Modular Transporter), which is then moved into position. Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) methods like this minimize highway traffic disruptions and downtime. Video duration 2:13

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Construction Time-Lapse

See more than 42,000 hours of construction in just 4 minutes. The new East Span opened in September 2013 and features a single-tower, self-anchored suspension bridge for the segment of the bridge that crosses the shipping channel. A skyway structure reaches over the shallower waters close to the Oakland shore.

Enerpac Strand Jacks used on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Find out what a strand jack is and how they were used in the construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Video duration: 2 minutes

Modern Suspension Bridge Construction Equipment and Technologies

See a timelapse showing the construction of the Osman Gazi suspension bridge. With a main span of 1,550m, it’s the fourth-longest suspension bridge in the world, second in Europe, and the longest bridge in Turkey. Video duration: 10 mins

Assembling the World’s Tallest Bridge

Learn about the construction of the Millau bridge in France. Rising up to 343 meters (taller than the Eiffel Tower!) the bridge opened in 2004 and straddles the Tarn Valley between Clermont-Ferrand and Béziers and Narbonne. Video Duration 2:55

Find out how Enerpac equipment was used to position the deck sections.

Bridge Building Equipment: Lateral Bridge Deck Sliding System

Discover how a simple Enerpac system offers a solution for replacing an existing bridge span. See how it works by sliding the replacement section on PTFE sliding elements. Video Duration 1:34

Seven Steps to Build the Tappan Zee Bridge

The Iconic Tappan Zee Bridge is a cable-stayed design spanning a wide section over the Hudson River in New York. Learn about the 7 stages from design through to completion. Video duration 2:41

Hudson Bridge Timelapse

See the same bridge under construction by viewing this timelapse video. Video duration 3:37

Osprey Bridge Installation for Jaguar Land Rover, UK

See a precast concrete bridge span jacked, moved, and installed, using hydraulic climbing jacks, SPMT’s and a LG1550 mobile crane. The bridge building equipment included the Enerpac JS250 Jack-Up System was used to lift the bridge span onto the transporter. Duration 1:32

Read about the project on Heavy Lift News Website here