Temporary Bridge Support Structure

Taking the Construction Industry to New Heights

In an effort to fix the daily challenges faced by today’s construction environment, Structural Services Inc. created the Temporary Bridge Support Structure or TBSS. The challenges we aimed to fix include reducing the cost of worksite operations, increasing efficiency, and providing increased safety and reliability.

Large-scale construction typically requires the use of expensive, bulky equipment to provide temporary support for structures being constructed and renovated. Our TBSS is a low-cost, mobile support apparatus that can be quickly set up and raised into position to temporarily support high-weight structures during the construction process.

TBBS helps with cost savings, speed, safety, and sustainability.

Find out what people think about TBSS  

“Railroad Construction Company Inc. is continuously involved in large scale bridge and highway construction projects. We have teamed up with Structural Services Inc. on multiple bridges in order to utilize their expertise and their mobile support systems for bridge applications. Their mobile support towers set up quickly, take up very little room, and are able to support heavy concrete girders with live loads. The adjustable height of these towers also makes them very versatile allowing them to be used to support multiple girders at different elevations. They are “the” solution for short term support in applications such as changing bridge bearings.”

Greg Plate, Project Manager, Railroad Construction Inc.

“JJ Anderson finds it very useful to collaborate with Structural Services in many ways because their team brings innovative cost effective erection and engineering solutions on aging infrastructure projects that have very challenging site conditions. The introduction of the mobile jacking tower, [TBSS], has enabled JJ Anderson to compress schedules and push jobs to completion faster. This patented jacking tower has saved our company time and money.”

Glen Schwartz, Structure Division Vice President, James J. Anderson Construction Company Inc

“The Temporary Bridge Support Structure (TBSS) provides the bridge repair industry and others with a company and mobile support system. In many cases the TBSS eliminates the need for expensive and complicated shoring, which is usually required when performing routine infrastructure maintenance. Load testing at Lehigh’s ATLSS laboratory under a Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology (PITA) grant indicated that this design supports compressive loads in excess of one million pounds, making this system useful for a multitude of new and existing construction-related applications.”

William R Haller, Professor of Practice, Electrical, and Computer Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA