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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – Watch how twelve LaBounty attachments helped to demolish and remove 65,000 tons of concrete within 24 hours along Doyle Drive.

Doyle Drive, 1.5 miles of roadway that connects the Golden Gate Bridge with San Francisco was closed Friday, April 27 at 8:00 PM Pacific Time until Monday, April 30 at 5:00 AM for demolition making way for a temporary bypass. Eventually the temporary bypass will be replaced by a more seismically stable structure called the Presidio Parkway. The new highway is scheduled to open by the end of 2015.

Doyle Drive is the southern approach to the Golden Gate Bridge that opened along with the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937. It had been identified as one of the most seismically-unsafe roadways in the state of California. Caltrans shut it down and began tearing down pretty much everything between Highway 1 and Marina Boulevard on a Friday evening, and reopened the area with a temporary bypass the following Monday morning.

During demolition, hundreds of joggers, dog walkers and spectators lined the construction zone to take in the interesting and unusual show.

In the middle of the 24 hour demolition time frame was Stanley LaBounty. Ferma Corporation, one of the contractors on the project and a longtime LaBounty customer operated 12 different LaBounty attachments on this job. Among the LaBounty attachments in action were metal shears, concrete demolition Universal Processors, large mounted pavement breakers and LaBounty’s newest concrete demolition attachment, the MDP30 (Mobile Demolition Processor). A total of 65,000 tons of concrete was demolished and removed to make way for the temporary bypass.

Material handlers and processors around the world know Stanley LaBounty as the industry leader with over 35 years experience in customer-driven product design, engineering innovation and service quality.

Stanley LaBounty provides metal and concrete demolition and recycling attachment solutions for general contractors, scrap metal recyclers, demolition experts, heavy construction engineers and bridge contractors.


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