Hamilton: Press Release

Hamilton Construction Receives National Recognition for Innovation in Accelerated Bridge Construction


For information contact:
Linda Scronce-Johnson, Hamilton Construction Co.

Build America Award PDF Springfield, OR -- Hamilton Construction Co. was recently named a recipient of a prestigious "Alliant Build America" Award presented by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA).

According to AGCA, Hamilton was recognized for its "innovative use of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques" on the OR 241: Isthmus Slough East Approach. Client for the project was Oregon Department of Transportation.

ABC replacement of the east approach helped to avoid full replacement of the structure and was accomplished with only a 13-day closure of the bridge–more than a week faster than the original schedule and made possible due to the expertise and close cooperation of the project team. To meet the demanding schedule, Hamilton constructed the entire substructure underneath the existing bridge prior to closure and demolition—including driving more than 20 pilings with 36" x 1" dimensions to depths ranging from 90ft. to 120 ft.

The bridge serves as a key connector for commuters and commercial traffic in the Oregon Coastal town of Coos Bay.

Hamilton President Scott Williams said, "We're pleased to receive recognition for this project but more satisfied that we met the client's objectives successfully: minimum disruption to the community, new environmentally friendly processes for pile coating explored, and fulfilling our commitment to keep the community informed and comfortable with the process. The hard work of our crew definitely deserves recognition as well."

This year AGC of America selected only 16 projects nationwide to receive the prestigious award. The Isthmus Slough project was the winner in the category Highway & Transportation under $10 Million Renovation.

For more, please see the Build America Award PDF.