Acrow Bridge Erects 14 Bridges for Post-Hurricane Maria Reconstruction in Puerto Rico

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Within days of Hurricane Maria’s destruction of Puerto Rico last year, Acrow Bridge (an AISC member and certified fabricator), started surveying and preparing to reconstruct 14 bridges across the island. With almost 400 bridges reported as damaged and 26 collapsed, Acrow quickly developed a plan to supply 12 steel bridges to the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Agency (PRHTA) and two steel bridges to contractors working for Eastern Federal Lands, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

“Acrow has many years’ experience in creating and restoring transportation lifelines under extreme circumstances, but we have never worked under conditions as challenging and severe as those left by Maria,” Bill Killeen, Acrow CEO, said. “Now, nearly a year later, we are pleased to be coming close to the end of our role in the reconstruction of Puerto Rico’s transportation infrastructure.”

Acrow began reconstructing the bridges in October 2017 and is currently in the process of assembling the final two bridges.

Learn more about the efforts here