Los Gatos Pipe Utility Bridge

San Jose, CA
January 2008
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San Jose Water Company
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  • 5’6” x 115‘ Cascade Truss
  • Custom Pipe Supports
  • Aluminum Decking
  • Horizontal Rail

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Project Summary

San Jose Water Company (SJWC) set out to extend their pipeline across the Los Gatos Creek. A utility bridge was needed to support the pipeline, however, access to the installation site was extremely poor. It was determined that a helicopter would need to transport the bridge to the site. The SJWC began to look for the lightest, long-span structure that could support the 36” diameter water pipe but also allow an 18” clearance on both sides of the bridge for maintenance traffic. GatorBridge® was the only manufacturer to meet the custom design requirements for a light weight, long lasting material to meet the transportation and low maintenance needs. The aluminum pipe support bridge was delivered prefabricated in two sections and were connected at a staging site. The helicopter transported the bridge and positioned the pipe into the bridge seat in less than a day’s time.

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