Began in 2007, the bridge has six (6) pillars holding 96 cables. General contractor Peter Kewit Sons, Co. choosed Fraco for the installation of 12 ACT-8 units to provide access to the pillars.
Bridge's columns provided quite a challenge for Fraco's regular setup; in order for workers to install and adjust cables tension, Fraco had to develop a solution. The company came up with a fully adjusgtable drawer extension which can be mounted on its regular ACT-8 units.
"From the beginning, we knew that ACT-8 platforms were the perfect answer to the challenge of accessing each cable level of pillars," said Francois Villeneuve, vice-president at Fraco Products. "The idea was to find a way to access each cable face of pillars and still being able to move the platform up and down in a short period of time. The drawer platform can be quickly extended and retracted on demand each time a cable needs to be installed or adjusted. The drawer can also move laterally in order to adapt to the taper shape of each pillar."
The ACT-8 units, which feature an elevation speed of 38 feet per minute, tackled the 130-foot-tall columns one by one beginning in October 2008. As of May 2009, the project was almost complete.