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I-385 Rehabilitation & Bridge Jacking

  • Owner:  South Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Construction Cost: $ 656,000.00
  • Completion Date:  November 2010

Scope of Services:

  • Demolition of existing wing walls at abutment for both bridges
  • Jacking of each bridge approximately 3’ from original elevation
  • Fabrication of pedestals
  • Forming and pouring of new concrete cap
  • Removal of existing asphalt from bridge deck
  • Repairs of sections of bridge deck wearing surface

The project consisted of raising two separate bridge overpasses along the I-385 corridor in Fountain Inn and Greenville. The first bridge had to be completed before starting on the second bridge. All work was completed in a timely manner and under budget. Strong back beams were engineered by Cape Romain Engineers for the lifting of each span of 50’ weighing approximately 126 tons. Hydraulic jacks were used to lift each end of the span in a smooth and level state until the proper height was achieved. At this point the pre-fabricated pedestals were set in place and the span was lowered into its final resting place. Dowels were drilled and grouted, reinforcing steel was tied in place, forms set and concrete poured. This operation was repeated four times each for each of the two bridge structures.


South Carolina Department of Transportation
252 South Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29607

Cape Romain completed project

Cape Romain completed project