Giant crane sets precast pieces for Hulberton bridge

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MURRAY – A monstrous 400-ton crane loomed high along Ridge Road today while Crane-Hogan Structural Systems set precast concrete pieces for a new bridge on Hulberton Road. (Several readers sent the Hub messages, urging us to stop by and get photos.)

Crane-Hogan of Spencerport set 10 pieces of the bridge today, with the heaviest at 22 tons. The crane will remain on site on Wednesday while 12 more pieces of the wing walls are installed, according to a site inspector from Labella Associates in Rochester. (The inspector noted several salmon have been passing through the creek each hour while on their salmon run.)

Lakeland’s Concrete in Avon manufactured the precast concrete pieces for the bridge over the west branch of Sandy Creek. The new bridge is expected to be complete and open in time for Thanksgiving. The project cost about $1.3 million.

The federal government is paying 80 percent of the costs, with the state paying 15 percent and the county the remaining 5 percent.