Aug. 12, 2015 – The installation of a 220-foot pedestrian bridge provided quite a spectacle on the Newberg campus of George Fox University.
It took about two hours for two massive hydraulic cranes to lift the 30- and 36-ton preassembled bridge halves into place so they could be joined to span the Hess Creek Canyon in the middle of the campus.
The Liebherr LTM 1500/8.1 and Grove GMK7550 mobile cranes each have booms over 250 feet and each can lift more than 550 tons.
The clear-span timber bridge will connect a new 30,000 square-foot dining facility (to be completed summer 2016) on the east side of the canyon with the primarily academic west side. Anderson Construction Company is overseeing both projects.
The bridge project is projected to cost about $600,000. Pedestrians should be able to use the bridge by Aug. 27.