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Charles W. Cullen Bridge

Delaware DOT

Project Summary

The new Charles W. Cullen Bridge carries four lanes of Delaware Route 1, as well as bicyclist and pedestrian traffic, over the Indian River Inlet in Sussex County, Delaware. The bridge consists of four 250-foot-tall pylons and 152 stay cables supporting the deck. The structure is 2,600 feet long with a main span of 950 feet and was opened to traffic in January 2012 with a price tag of $150 million. TranSystems provided a special member inspection of the stay cable anchorages in accordance with the DelDOT “Indian River Inlet Bridge Load Rating and Inspection Manual.” Access to upper external pylon anchorages was gained through rope access techniques, significantly reducing the impact to pedestrians and vehicular traffic. Deck level anchorages were inspected utilizing an 80’ boom lift and 60’ bucket boat from below deck. , as well as bicyclist and pedestrian traffic, over the Indian River Inlet in Sussex County, Delaware. The bridge consists of four 250-foot-tall pylons and 152 stay cables supporting the deck. The structure is 2,600 feet long with a main span of 950 feet and was opened to traffic in January 2012 with a price tag of $150 million. TranSystems provided a special member inspection of the stay cable anchorages in accordance with the DelDOT “Indian River Inlet Bridge Load Rating and Inspection Manual.” Access to upper external pylon anchorages was gained through rope access techniques, significantly reducing the impact to pedestrians and vehicular traffic. Deck level anchorages were inspected utilizing an 80’ boom lift and 60’ bucket boat from below deck.

Project Highlights

  • Special member inspection
  • Repair recommendations
  • Completed within budget and within schedule
 

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