Bridge Replacement

Whether it be Bridge Rehabilitation or Complete Bridge Replacement, we have the right jacking system to perform the task at hand.

The New Virginia St. Bridge.

The iconic Reno landmark, the Virginia Street Bridge (VSB), has undergone a complete transformation. There, for over 100 years the VSB quietly stayed the same, carrying residents and visitors into the heart of the Biggest Little City while Reno grew and changed around it. Well past its service life, the bridge’s historical status gave way to safety and flood-control concerns.

A new bridge was set to replace the older structure to ensure public safety, improve travel for pedestrians across the bridge and also make improvements to the Truckee River’s flood capacity. The Virginia Street Bridge project included demolition of the former bridge, an earth-filled, reinforced concrete, dual-arch structure spanning the Truckee River, and the construction of a new, reinforced concrete, rigid frame, bowstring truss bridge. The project also added a river access plaza adjacent to the main City Plaza to increase recreational use of the Truckee River.

Enerpac - Simplex


Sandy Hook Bridge, New Jersey. (Below).

We supplied a 4800 ton jacking system consisting of (8) 600 ton 6 inch stroke locknut jacks. These 1500 ton  bridge sections were floated in by barge and then lifted into place by cranes.

The bridge sections were then lowered on to (4) 600 ton 6 inch stroke locknut cylinders. This jacking system then lowered the bridge sections into place on top the bearing pads located on the concrete columns seen above.  Using  this hydraulic system the contractor was able to finish ahead of schedule.


We will arrange for immediate delivery of jacking equipment for bridge replacement, bridge rehabilitation, raising and lowering bridges to your construction site anywhere in the world and pick it up when you have finished using it.

WB Equipment Corp.