At the direction of NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (NYDOT), HARRIS STRUCTURAL STEEL undertook a heat-straightening of a 60’L, 86,500 pound bridge segment, which resulted in unacceptable distortion. The addition of internal bracing near each end of the segment resolved the distortion, however NYDOT required that a stress relief be done, to ensure structural integrity. The most practical means of doing so was the VSR Process.


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