FOOTHILLS BRIDGE CO.
Contributing to the success of our clients by helping them build more safely, more efficiently and more creatively.
Founded in 2004, Foothills Bridge Co. has become a respected resource for heavy civil contractors throughout the United States and Canada. Through extensive bridge demolition experience, the firm has developed a particular niche in engineered bridge dismantling.
Apr 15 2004Jan 05 20051927 Carquinez Bridge dismantling.
Foothills is awarded its first major bridge dismantling plan design.Jan 05 2006Sep 05 2007Bay Bridge rapid span replacement.
Foothills participates in the first full closure of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.Mar 11 2008New ownership.
Reuben Zylstra becomes the second shareholder marking Foothills’ commitment to being an employee-owned company.Feb 20 2009First railroad bridge.
Foothills designs rapid replacement plans for the Sandpoint BNSF bridge in Idaho.Oct 12 2010First floating bridge.
Foothills designs a dismantling plan for the Hood Canal bridge in Washington.May 08 2012Jul 15 2013Lights, camera, action!
Foothills begins a multi-year project to design the dismantling of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge east spans, the subject of a 2021 documentary film.Apr 25 2014Jun 08 2015Aug 10 2015Helping others in need.
Foothills implements a charitable giving program with matching contributions and paid volunteer time.May 10 2016Long days in east LA.
Foothills participates in the Sixth Street Viaduct demolition in Los Angeles. The historic bridge was featured in dozens of films including Grease!Jul 25 2017Two stamps required.
Foothills designs a dismantling plan for the Goethals Bridge spanning from New York to New Jersey.Jan 10 2019Sleepless in Seattle.
Foothills designs dismantling plans for the Alaskan Way Viaduct along the waterfront in Seattle.Apr 25 2020Headed south.
Foothills is awarded its first project in South America on the Capillune Bridge at the Quellaveco mine in Peru.Aug 24 2021DEMO.
A full-length documentary of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge dismantling designed by Foothills is released on Apple TV.
ENGINEERED BRIDGE DISMANTLING PLANS
Engineered bridge dismantling is our specialty. We have a proven track record in the complete or partial removal of steel, concrete and timber structures in the most challenging and congested environments. In addition to our technical expertise, our experience with rivet removal, abatement of hazardous materials, heavy lifting and rigging, design of protective covers and containment systems and design of temporary supports can be a particular advantage on bridge dismantling projects.
ENGINEERED BRIDGE ERECTION PLANS
We provide clear erection plans that enable our clients to plan crane locations, material staging and work sequences in an effective manner. Our experience includes heavy derrick barge lifts, strand jack lifting and lowering, sliding and skidding schemes, jacking systems and conventional crane erection. We have planned the erection of numerous types of structures including trusses, straight and curved steel plate girders, steel and concrete tub girders, long bulb tee girders, concrete box girders and steel retrofit components.
We are experienced with conventional concrete box girder falsework, bridge deck and overhang falsework and various unique falsework arrangements. We specialize in finding alternative solutions when conventional vertical ground-supported systems are not feasible.
ACCESS SYSTEMS AND PROTECTIVE COVER SYSTEMS
We strive to provide access and protective cover systems that not only promote a safe workplace but also enhance your workers‚ productivity. We are experienced in scaffold systems, custom steel and timber platforms, modular platforms and traveling systems.
JACKING AND TEMPORARY SUPPORT SYSTEMS
Whether you are raising, lowering or sliding a structure, we can provide an effective plan to coordinate a hydraulic jacking system and the temporary supporting elements. We have extensive experience with bridge jacking for bearing replacements.
REBAR CAGE HOISTING AND STABILITY
We have developed a process for analyzing caisson and wall reinforcement cages for hoisting and in-place stability. Appropriate pick points and rigging configurations are designed to ensure safe hoisting without damage to the rebar cage. After the cage is hoisted and positioned, we are able to analyze rebar cages for stability under environmental, construction and personnel loads and design temporary bracing as necessary prior to concrete being poured.