Girder Transportation

Girder Transportation

Location: Chatham, VA

Service: Transportation

Industry: Bridge construction, Infrastructure

Component: Bridge Girders (5)


Road Tractor, Self-propelled platform trailer


Load and haul 5 girder sections from laydown to site.


Transport girders over train tracks on a main route running through central and southern VA. As usual, the railroad provides track time on their schedule and it’s normally a small window. VDOT also had their concerns with road closure issues.


We asked to assist in shrinking the installation window. Our transportation design allowed the client to build multiple bridge girder assembly’s off-site. When track time was given, we transported the girders with our specialized equipment approximately 1 mile to site for off-loading and setting. Our design saved the client multiple days, equating to approximately 50% savings in time for their original plan for the girder setting process. Installations were completed to the satisfaction of both the railroad and VDOT.


ProLift Rigging is a solution based, full-service rigging and transport organization. With our rigging capabilities and industry experts, we serve a wide variety of industries across the country. We specialize in machinery moving, industrial maintenance, transportation, storage, and much more. We partner with our customers to ensure their success through our proactive, proficient, and professional approach.


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