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.