SCDOT praises bridge contractor


For completing repairs ahead of schedule

Special to The Times



Photo by SCDOT The SC Department of Transportation recently honored United Infrastructure Group, the company hired to make repairs to the Lockhart Bridge, for completing the project two weeks ahead of schedule. Pictured are Bill Hedgpath, of United Infrastructure Group (left); Deputy Secretary for Engineering Leland Colvin, SCDOT (second from left); Jim Triplett, president of United Infrastructure Group (center); Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall (second from right); and Eugene McMurray, United Infrastructure Group (right).


Photo by SCDOT This is a below deck view of the repairs made to the Lockhart Bridge by United Infrastructure Group, the company contracted to make the repairs by the SC Department of Transportation. The company completed the repairs two weeks ahead of schedule enabling the bridge to be reopened July 28.


Photo by SCDOT The Lockhart Bridge reopened to traffic on July 28 after being closed for repairs earlier in the month. The repairs were scheduled to be completed by Aug. 14 but were completed two weeks early allowing the bridge to be reopened.


COLUMBIA — South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) officials lauded a Chester County based contractor for completing emergency repairs to the SC 9 bridge over the Broad River in just 11 days.

SCDOT entered into a contract on July 15, 2016, with United Infrastructure Group, Inc., based in Great Falls, for repairs due substantially deteriorated structural steel beneath the deck. The Department originally allotted 28 days for repairs. This timeframe was to ensure the bridge was reopened prior to school starting.

United Infrastructure Group immediately began work on multiple areas simultaneously using key personnel from several crews. United Infrastructure Group has been based out of Chester County for 90 years and its leadership understood the impact that this closure had on the community.

In addition to replacing the deteriorated structural steel, United Infrastructure Group was also asked to repair holes in the concrete deck. The repair work was an effort to eliminate future maintenance and emergency repairs until a new bridge can be opened in the next few years.

On Thursday, July 28, the SC 9 bridge over the Broad River in Union County was reopened more than two weeks ahead of schedule.

“I would like to thank our partner in this project, United Infrastructure Group, for their expedient work and partnership with our employees to restore this vital link to this community,” Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall said.

Photo by SCDOT The SC Department of Transportation recently honored United Infrastructure Group, the company hired to make repairs to the Lockhart Bridge, for completing the project two weeks ahead of schedule. Pictured are Bill Hedgpath, of United Infrastructure Group (left); Deputy Secretary for Engineering Leland Colvin, SCDOT (second from left); Jim Triplett, president of United Infrastructure Group (center); Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall (second from right); and Eugene McMurray, United Infrastructure Group (right).
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_thumbnail_UnitedgroupJuly2016.jpgPhoto by SCDOT The SC Department of Transportation recently honored United Infrastructure Group, the company hired to make repairs to the Lockhart Bridge, for completing the project two weeks ahead of schedule. Pictured are Bill Hedgpath, of United Infrastructure Group (left); Deputy Secretary for Engineering Leland Colvin, SCDOT (second from left); Jim Triplett, president of United Infrastructure Group (center); Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall (second from right); and Eugene McMurray, United Infrastructure Group (right).

Photo by SCDOT This is a below deck view of the repairs made to the Lockhart Bridge by United Infrastructure Group, the company contracted to make the repairs by the SC Department of Transportation. The company completed the repairs two weeks ahead of schedule enabling the bridge to be reopened July 28.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_thumbnail_SC-9-bridge-repair-below-deck-view.jpgPhoto by SCDOT This is a below deck view of the repairs made to the Lockhart Bridge by United Infrastructure Group, the company contracted to make the repairs by the SC Department of Transportation. The company completed the repairs two weeks ahead of schedule enabling the bridge to be reopened July 28.

Photo by SCDOT The Lockhart Bridge reopened to traffic on July 28 after being closed for repairs earlier in the month. The repairs were scheduled to be completed by Aug. 14 but were completed two weeks early allowing the bridge to be reopened.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_thumbnail_SC-9-open-to-traffic-July-2016.jpgPhoto by SCDOT The Lockhart Bridge reopened to traffic on July 28 after being closed for repairs earlier in the month. The repairs were scheduled to be completed by Aug. 14 but were completed two weeks early allowing the bridge to be reopened.
For completing repairs ahead of schedule

Special to The Times

This story courtesy of the SC Department of Transportation.

This story courtesy of the SC Department of Transportation.

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