Manitowoc Model 1015 building bridges in Georgia
04 March 2008
A barge-mounted Manitowoc Model 1015 duty-cycle crawler crane is creating drilled shaft foundations on a replacement bridge project in Brunswick, GA. The crane is working for Coastal Caisson, a specialist foundation company and subsidiary of Bauer, a geotechnical engineering company.
On the project the Model 1015 is working with 105 feet of main boom together with a Bauer B 36 crane attachment to drill the caissons. The project includes more than 420 piles with diameters of either 54 or 60 inches, which are installed to depths as deep as 150 feet.
“The 1015 has a Bauer undercarriage with the upperworks and boom from Manitowoc, so it's a good combination,” said Joe Kinworthy, Coastal's rental manager. “On this job we needed a crane that would give us the extra reach from the barge to the pile positions that our traditional foundation equipment doesn't provide.”
The new bridge project is part of road improvement work on Interstate 95. Work started in September 2006, and the crane arrived in February 2007. The 1015 is expected finish its work by mid 2008. Main contractor on the job is Skanska and the client is the Georgia Department of Transportation.