Demolition of Wando River bridge, Charleston SC.

SC41Wando Bridge Demolition: The project intent is to demolish and remove the existing SC41 Wando Bridge in Charleston, SC, within the Wando River waterway. The scope includes demolition of approximately 1,700 LF of existing bridge deck, barrier wall, steel girders, intermediate bent caps, precast piles, timber piles, steel trusses, fender system, end bents and approach slabs. The project also requires the demolition of the existing pivot pier by the use of explosives and removal by marine and heavy equipment.


Pier C Blasting

Check the video of the truss pick here (Courtesy of MBDA Business Center – Columbia, SC)

Video of the truss pick (Courtesy of Rob Thompson/SCDOT)

Removing the deck video

Using Komatsu PC800 to remove deck metal beams
taking out the fender system
worker on Wando Bridge demolition
fender system being taken out
wando bridge demolition- fender system
fender system taken a part with a crane
parts of the fender system
drone image of Wando bridge fender system
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Panoramic view on Wando bridge demolition
Ocean ranger
Ocean ranger arrived
getting ready for the truss pick
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Ocean ranger picks the truss at Wando Bridge Charleston SC