The Delaware Department of Transportation has awarded Dover, Del.-based George & Lynch Inc., a contract that includes constructing new roads as well as handling the demolition of a roadway approach and the Indian River Inlet Bridge.
"George & Lynch is pleased to be the low bidder for the final stages of construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge,” says Dennis Dinger, president of George & Lynch. “It is rewarding for our company to be in a position to provide jobs for our local employees during the coming construction season. It is also interesting to note that George & Lynch provided construction services to open the original inlet in the 1930s, so it seems fitting that we finish up this new bridge project for our state.”
George & Lynch was recently awarded the $11.6 million project, which includes building the roadway approaches for the new Indian River Inlet Bridge and demolishing the existing Indian River Inlet Bridge. This work will occur in three phases.
The existing bridge will not be imploded or exploded because of the proximity of marine life and the occupied highway. Concrete portions of bridge will be dismantled using jackhammers and other heavy equipment and will then be transported and deposited to a reef site. Structural steel from the bridge will be salvaged and recycled by George & Lynch.