Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA

Originally built in 1956, this 731 foot long bridge carries US 74/76 traffic across the Intercoastal Waterway into Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Featuring a 171 foot double leaf bascule (drawbridge) in the center of the span, the bridge is the only means of vehicular access to Wrightsville Beach and all work would have to be performed at night as the bridge would need to remain open during the rehab. In 2013 the contractor performing the rehabilitation work on the bridge contacted Portland Bolt for the special domestic stainless steel fasteners required on the job.

The project required special strain hardened stainless steel assemblies consisting of ASTM A193 Grade B8M Class 2 all thread rods, corresponding nuts and washers, as well as custom ASTM F594 Group 2 Condition CW coupling nuts. Because it was a Federal Highway Project, all of the components were required to be 100% domestic. Portland Bolt was able to ship all the required components in just over two weeks’ time with complete certification packages.

If you have a project with time constraints or certification concerns contact one of our experienced estimators today.  We can help you get the correct product for your job in your hands in the time frame you need!

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