Mathews Bridge Repair Team, Jacksonville FL, October 2013.

On September 26th, a U.S. Naval Ship struck the north bottom truss chord of the Mathews Bridge. Traffic, both on top of and below the bridge, was shut down immediately. International Straightening, Inc. was hired to do all heat straightening needed for the project. The bridge was reopened to traffic on October 29th, 12 days ahead of schedule.

Awards earned by the Mathews Bridge project include the:
• Florida Transportation Commission Excellence in Production of Work Award
• American Society of Highway Engineers Eweek award
• Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers/Florida Department of Transportation’s Outstanding Project Award – Minor Project
• Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Transportation Achievement Award – Facilities Category
• Florida Transportation Builders Association’s Best in Construction Award – Partnering

In The Blink of an Eye: The Story of The Mathews Bridge Repair (Video)

Engineers Discuss Award-Winning Mathews Bridge Repairs (Video)

Mathews Bridge Repair Receives Prestigious Infrastructure Awards  (News Story)

International Straightening, Inc. – Mathews Bridge Repair Team

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In 2012, International Straightening, Inc. worked with Haydon Building Corp. on Arlington Arizona’s Historic GILA River Bridge Rehabilitation Project. On March 7, 2013 the Associated General Contractors of America announced that Haydon Building Corp. was awarded the Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award. Arlington’s historic GILA River Bridge Rehabilitation Project was named one of 2012’s most successful construction partnerships.

Historic Bridge Rehabilitation


Historic Bridge Restoration


April 2013, a 473 foot tanker ship ran into the Sarah Long Bridge of New Hampshire.

 International Straightening, Inc. was hired to perform the heat straightening repairs and the bridge reopened May 13th, 11 days ahead of schedule.

The Sarah Long Bridge Repair Project was also featured in an article in the Engineering News Record, May 20th, 2013 issue.

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