Dish soap helps ease Nevada DOT's bridge slide

01/11/2012 | Las Vegas Sun

The Nevada Department of Transportation, W.W. Clyde and Horrocks Engineers and design firm Mesquite worked together to premier the state's first use of the slide technique to replace two Interstate 15 bridges in the state. The process involved using hydraulic jacks, metal beams and Dawn dish soap. Bridge slides don't yet have engineering guides, so "[i]t’s kind of an art at this point," said Marty Strganac, the state Department of Transportation's resident engineer.

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