Hoover Dam Bypass Project - F&M MAFCO





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Uploaded on May 16, 2011

Leading construction supply and equipment company F&M MAFCO, Inc. (http://www.fmmafco.com), known internationally as "The Powerful Solutions People", played a major role in the construction of the Colorado River Bridge.

In September of 2006, construction was temporarily halted after the collapse of the cableway system. The cableway system is a critical part of the bridge construction project as it facilitates the delivery of construction materials across the entire canyon, a span of almost 2500 feet.

In March of 2007, F&M MAFCO was awarded the contract to supply two new 50 ton capacity High Line cableways.

The new cableway system consisted of four towers that were 335 feet tall, two head towers on the Nevada side, and two tail towers on the Arizona side. A total of 14 hoists, 8 winches and over 100,00 feet of wire rope and pendants were used for the erection of the High Line Cableway system.

The Colorado River Bridge is an engineering and construction marvel and is the first concrete-steel composite arch bridge built in the United States. The new four lane highway and signature bridge spans the Black Canyon, connecting the Arizona and Nevada Approach highways nearly 900-feet above the Colorado River and 1,500 feet south of the Hoover Dam.



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