Source: Speed Fab-Crete Corp., Ft. Worth, Texas
Architectural and structural precaster and design/build contractor Speed Fab-Crete has formed SFC Bridge Systems to market, engineer, and fabricate three-sided, arch bridge structures. The company has fabricated such products as a subcontractor for nearly a decade.
The Bridge Systems division will offer product meeting Texas Department of Transportation Specifications 4295ÒPrecast C-Span Tunnel Structures and 4330ÒPrecast Long Span Culvert Structures, plus companion wing wall and head wall components, and site delivery through the Speed Fab-Crete fleet. The producer casts the arches and components along with other highway and building products at its 16-acre Ft. Worth plant, which can serve much of Texas, and parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Precast arches for pedestrian walkways and vehicular stream crossings or underpasses have seen growing acceptance among TexDOT engineers and contractors, along with Texas municipalities and private developers, notes SFC Bridge SystemsÌ recently appointed Division Manager Jeff Harwell. He joined Speed Fab-Crete with more than 25 years in precast, including tours of duty with Master Builders (Texas accounts) and Milwaukee-based Spancrete Group.