“For the canopy, HP had gotten permission to shut down eight lanes of traffic at a time. Starting on the east end, crews from steel fabricator-erector SME Steel built shoring and a 176-ft-long by 55-ft-wide temporary staging platform, above and around the booths, to temporarily support the framing for the first eight-lane canopy module. Then, using a 550-ton hydraulic crane, crews erected the upper, 70-ft-long section of pylon, which had been in one piece trucked from SM E’s plant in West Jordan, Utah. Crews erected framing and cables using a 300-ton hydraulic crane. When the east module was complete, SME moved the temporary works westward to support the erection of the center module, and, eventually, the last one. After SME completed all three canopy modules, crews tied them together. Finishes came next, moving west to east.”
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