Bejac Corporation Helps Demolish Sixth Street Bridge
Since its construction, this iconic bridge — stretching 3,500 feet in length and over 60 feet in height, spanning across the Los Angeles River and Santa Ana Freeway, local streets and 18 active railroad tracks — has been a prominent filming location for dozens of high-profile movies, including “Furious 7,” “Grease,” “Terminator 2” and “Gone in 60 Seconds.” Originally constructed in 1932, the 50,000 cubic yards of concrete have since deteriorated due to alkali-silica reactivity (ASR). Due to the location of the bridge, this included working alongside numerous governmental agencies, including the city of Los Angeles, Caltrans, the Federal Highway Administration, five railroad agencies, the U.S. Throughout the process, Silverado worked within tight time frames to accommodate the restrictions and requirements of the many stakeholders: The freeway was shut down for 36 hours for the first part of the demolition, while the east and west bank rails were closed for 59- and 56-hour windows, respectively. According to Robert Cycon, vice president and general manager at Bejac, to ensure the project moved forward in a timely manner, Bejac’s technicians worked on-site alongside Silverado’s crews to provide service and maintenance during critical phases of demolition.
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