All of us should be prideful of the can-do attitude we see from our teams each and every day. Hamilton’s successful because of you – the enthusiasm and teamwork breeds success for our organization, owners, and the communities we work in. With too many to list, here are a few recent highpoints.
The OR 18 Newberg Dundee-Bypass project is moving right along. The team recently finished placing all of the girders and pouring diaphragms on the bridge over Chehalem Creek. Crews used the girder launcher to set six of the seven spans. Bridges are taking shape at the Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road project. The crew finished setting 100 precast girders on the Puyallup River Bridge in early July. The curved steel plate girders on the new northbound off-ramp are complete and the deck pours will start mid to late August. The Mountain West Division charges away on the US 6 Lake Creek Bridge Replacement in Edwards, Colorado. The detour bridge was completed in April and the team switched traffic over to the temporary alignment early May. Girders for the new bridge were placed early July and the deck pour is scheduled for early August.
The Hamilton team poured our first bridge deck in Alaska on the FHWA Glenn Highway Chickaloon Bridge. From the time the beams were set, it only took the project team one month to pour the intermediate and end diaphragms, and to start pouring the bridge deck. Now that the permanent deck is complete, crews poured a temporary wearing surface to improve the roadway for traffic until the next phase of the project is finished.
Hamilton Construction and OTAK partnered on the unique Colorado Dam Safe Passage rehabilitation project for the Bend Parks and Recreation District. Establishing three channels in the Deschutes River, the project received 2nd place for the Portland Daily Journal of Commerce 2016 Top Infrastructure Projects in the state.
American Concrete Company now offers Circular Cutting services for asphalt and concrete surfaces. Among many other benefits, the service is more efficient than conventional sawing and removal, reducing traffic control, labor, and material costs. The ACC team has performed up to 80 circular cuts in an eight-hour shift.