VANCOUVER, WA--May 9, 2013: Acrow Bridge, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company, has opened a new office and storage facility in Vancouver, WA to better serve the growing market for rental bridges in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Montana, Idaho and Utah. Rental bridges are typically used as temporary detours during bridge repair or replacement to maintain traffic flow and stay on construction schedule, while providing safe and predictable passage around work sites.
“Prefabricated detour bridges not only allow traffic to be safely maintained at full capacity during construction, they have also proven to be a significant cost savings opportunity for contractors.”
A leading provider of rental bridges in the U.S. and Canada, Acrow maintains a substantial stock of modular steel bridging components that can be quickly shipped and assembled into any size bridge up to four lanes wide. Many state transportation agencies and contractors already keep their own inventory of Acrow modular steel bridges to provide a safer, faster and more economical alternative for bridge construction than the traditional 'phased' approach where lanes are frequently moved to direct traffic around construction sites.
"Every day all over the country, bridges are being replaced or renovated, creating a continual need for rental bridges," said Bill Killeen, President and CEO of Acrow Bridge. "Prefabricated detour bridges not only allow traffic to be safely maintained at full capacity during construction, they have also proven to be a significant cost savings opportunity for contractors."
One in nine of the nation's bridges are structurally deficient, with over 200 million trips taken daily across deficient bridges throughout the U.S., according to the American Society of Civil Engineers in its 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure.
Acrow's rental bridge services include quick delivery to most points in the U.S. and Canada, engineering drawings in compliance with customer specifications, on-site engineers to oversee bridge installation and return delivery upon project completion.