I-90 Floating Bridge Cable Replacement Powered Wire Spools
As in most construction projects, this project had an aggressive timeline and could not start without the completed powered cable spoolers. Our customer was awarded the job to replace the aging cables that anchored the I-90 floating bridge to the bottom of Lake Washington. They had a general design but with the tight timeframe they could not complete it so we assisted in the completion of the design including gear drives, electrical functionality, and bearings. Because of timeframe, we began fabrication of some of the components while still finishing the design. We completed the project on time and the spooler operated as expected without any problems. The project also included fabrication of other miscellaneous barge components to retrofit the equipment barge used for pulling and replacing the cables.