O’Connell Electric’s bridge work began in the early 70’s when we installed electrical power and connections, cabling, wiring, communications conduit, and lighting for a bridge renovation project on a major artery in Rochester, New York. As opportunities in bridge renovation and construction have grown so has our Bridge Division. Today we specialize in fixed and moveable automotive and railroad bridges as well as marine locks and gates across the Eastern U.S.

Experience gained from installing and troubleshooting the intricacies of complex bridge operating control systems, relays, machinery, motors, and standby power systems has catapulted the division’s capabilities to new levels. In recent years we have dramatically expanded the size, scope, type, and complexity of services we offer. O’Connell has become one of only a handful of companies in the nation qualified to meet the demands of bridge, lock, and gate construction and renovation.

Constructing for highway, railroad, and waterway structures requires special expertise as well as clearances and certifications from government agencies—we have them all. Over the years we have gained extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of bridge electrical work and increased our trained technical resources, tools, and equipment. Our expertise in structural mounting and support requirements along with expansion, contraction, and vibration control measures assures systems reliability and longevity on your bridge project.

Bridge work almost always requires custom work. Our dedicated fabrication facility and customized mobile fabrication office trailer ensure that onsite installations run smoothly. Our mobile fabrication unit also enables us to respond to the emergency needs of customers in very short order.

The mission of O’Connell’s Bridge Division today is simple: provide comprehensive electrical services necessary for safe, reliable, quality bridge renovations and construction. We meet all safety and government agency requirements for this work and stand ready to take on your bridge project at every level.

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Design/Build Services

  • Budget Review & Pre-Bid Evaluations
  • Site Evaluation & Recommendations
  • Engineering Design Support
  • CAD & As-Built Drawings
  • Detailed Conduit & Cable Schedules
    —Block Drawings
  • Remote Control Design
  • Code & Regulatory Compliance Assistance
  • Construction Feasibility Reviews & Consultation
  • Prefabrication & Onsite Fabrication
  • Technical Services
  • Systems Operation & Maintenance Training

New Construction & Retrofit Services

  • Stationary Bridges
    Moveable Bridges
    Railroad Bridges
    Locks & Dams
  • —International Borders Experience
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  • Temporary Power Systems
  • Power Generation & Distribution Systems
  • Span Lift & Lock Systems
  • Aerial & Submarine Cable Systems
  • Grounding & Lightning Protection Systems
  • Marine, Traffic & Railway Control Systems
  • Relay, PLC & Remote Control Systems
  • Support Buildings & Site Amenities
  • Specialized Hanger Systems
  • Systems Pre-Test, Start-Up & Commissioning
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  • Communications
    Specialty Systems
  • —Voice & Data Systems
  • —Security & Life Safety Systems
  • —Audio & Video Systems
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  • Technical Services
  • —Electric Engineering Services
  • —Cable Testing & Fault Locating
  • —Testing & Commissioning

Project Management & General Contracting Services

  • Full Project Management From
    Pile-driving Through Bridge Start-up
    & Commissioning
  • Onsite Project Manager
  • Project Planning, Scheduling &
    Coordination
  • Roadway, Railroad & Marine Traffic Coordination
  • Marine Transportation Coordination
  • Emergency Support Coordination
  • Site Contractor Management & Coordination

 

Service, Maintenance & Emergency Response Services

  • *Custom Maintenance Programs*
  • Lighting Maintenance, Retrofit & Upgrades
  • Service Upgrades
  • Switchgear Modifications & Retrofits
  • Machine & Equipment Installation
  • Motor Control Installation
  • Standby Generator, UPS &
    Transfer Switch Installations
  • Temporary Power Services
  • Systems Operation & Maintenance Training
    —Systematic Maintenance Checklists
    —Systems Training Videos
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  • Technical Services
    Preventative Electrical Maintenance
  • —Infrared Scanning
  • —Transformer Oil Analysis
  • —Ultrasonic Scanning
  • —Circuit Breaker Primary &
       Secondary Injection Testing
  • —Megger Testing
  • —Harmonic Analysis
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  • Emergency Response
  • Fully Stocked Emergency Response Trailors At The Ready
  • Fully Integrated National Suppliers Guarantee Parts Availability
  • IBEW & NECA Memberships Ensure Skilled Manpower Is At The Ready
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  • —Power Outages & Failures
  • —Panel & Service Feeder
       Replacement
  • —High & Medium Voltage
       Cable Repair & Replacement
  • —Transformer Replacement
  • Call 800 343-2176