Brayman recently sponsored the Southeast Skills USA Competition for carpentry students in Portsmouth, Ohio, near the Ironton-Russell Bridge project. Carpenters Local 437 coordinated the event that hosted 15 local schools. The competition took place on Saturday, February 21. Brayman’s sponsorship contributed to the purchase of a carpenter’s toolbox and t-shirt for each student who competed. […]
At more than 900-feet long, the Ironton-Russell Bridge has the longest span that the Ohio Department of Transportation has ever constructed. The bridge replacement project entails the construction of a cast-in-place concrete, cable-stayed bridge over the Ohio River with structural steel approaches and reinforced concrete girder superstructure on the main span. The bridge connects the […]
Brayman completed the steel erection of the Hulton Bridge, when the final 60-foot wide, 283-foot long, 1,200-ton section was strand jacked into position. 105 individual girder segments were already erected for spans 2-5. But the steel erection for the bridge was finished with the placement of the entire final span. This final segment erection was […]
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Staff Writer, Chris Fleisher and Photographer, Dan Speicher visited Brayman’s Saxonburg headquarters in December to learn what makes the Company and its people tick. What they found was that the Company defines itself as a big-risk, big-reward contractor that takes on high-profile, challenging projects. Chairman and CEO, Steve Muck and President and COO, […]
As winter approaches, road crews typically remove their barrels, blinking arrows and detour signs and close up shop. Not at the Hulton Bridge. Brayman’s team not only will endure all that winter will throw at them, but a few will withstand frigid waters as they dive into the Allegheny River in heated wet suits to […]
Brayman Construction recently welcomed Webelos from Cub Scout Packs 557 in Sarver, Pack 551 in Hyde Park, Pack 655 in Kittanning and Pack 553 in Leechburg to its headquarters in Saxonburg for a Day of Learning. The fourth and fifth grade boys learned about bridge construction and the importance of safety through hands-on demonstrations, including how […]
Work is slated to begin on the Patroon Island Bridge in Albany, New York this month. The project consists of steel repairs on 5 structures over a period of about 2 years. Some of the work includes stiffener plate installation, sway frame repairs, and floor beam and stringer replacements.
Brayman successfully completed Phase 1, the steel erection of the Masontown Bridge project. This unusually difficult steel erection was accomplished without experiencing any major complications. This was certainly a stellar performance, considering some of the lifts from the river were more than 90 tons, and the girders were cantilevered 270 feet. Phase II erection operations […]
Brayman was awarded the Hulton Bridge Replacement Contract on August 1, 2013. It was just under $64.9 million and reflected the tremendous trust we have in our skilled work force. Our extensive knowledge and experience gained from recent results achieved at Apollo, Rumsey, Kanawha, and Ices Ferry (not to mention ongoing projects at Freeport, Ironton-Russell, […]
Brayman Construction’s Most Recent Accolades Include: The Association for Bridge Construction & Design (ABCD) awarded Ices Ferry Bridge the 2012 Outstanding New Major Bridge Award. Brayman Construction ranked #362 in the 2012 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 400 Contractors List. Brayman ranked #11 in the Pittsburgh-Area Construction Contractors List, published by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Brayman […]
In April of 2012, Brayman was awarded a $1.385M contract to install 212 drilled shafts for the construction of a new student housing complex at West Virginia University. Our scope of work on the project included the drilling and installation of caissons ranging from 36” to 78”, layout/survey, spoils control and the furnishing and tying […]
The Casselman River Bridge is one of the oldest surviving bridges in the country. Located in Grantsville, Maryland, this 80 foot, stone-arch bridge was originally built in 1813 as part of the old National Road. At the time of its construction, the Cassleman River Bridge was the longest single-span bridge in the United States. Skeptics […]
The Ices Ferry Bridge project opened to the public on Friday, November 30, 2012, which was five months and one day ahead of the actual completion date set forth in the contract. All paving and concrete work was complete by Thanksgiving, leaving guiderail, grooving and line painting, along with final grading, to be complete in […]
Construction on the Ironton-Russell bridge began in early March. This structure, which spans the Ohio River between Ironton, OH and Russell, KY, has a four year window for total completion. “It’s going well,” David Bame, area engineer for ODOT, District 9, said of the construction. “We’re about 10 percent complete with 180 days under our […]
E.S. Wagner Company, working for Norfolk Southern Railroad, recently contracted Brayman’s Foundation Division for a $1.6M project in Bellevue, OH. The scope of work will be performed near “active” railroad tracks, in three different phases, and entails the furnishing and installation of caissons and secant pile walls. The walls will consist of a series of […]