All of the reinforcing was required to meet ASTM A955/955M. Stainless steel grade 2205 duplex material was used because of its high corrosion resistance, greater strength, and proven reliability. Pre-assembled cages were preferred to reduce the labor costs in the remote Tangier location. The welding had to be accomplished in accordance with AWS D1.5 and D1.6. Salit worked with StelCrete of Niagara Falls, Ontario to provide the cages for several reasons. Foremost, Salit needed to be involved in the fabrication process. As a sister company in the Salit Steel Group the collaboration allowed the input and supervision necessary to undertake this complicated and intricate fabrication. Secondly, StelCrete has an excellent record of accomplishments and reputation for precision welding. The company has demonstrated this repeatedly, supplying large and project-critical pre-welded steel reinforcement products to the precast industry. In addition, StelCrete has the certified welders necessary to meet the VDOT requirements for certification.
Pre-assembly of stainless steel cage for bridge abutment