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Spring Garden Street bridge, hanging bridge platform

Here is a really cool and really long hanging bridge scaffold job on the Spring Garden Street bridge in Philadelphia, PA.  It’s a 690 foot-long highway bridge that crosses the Schuylkill river below Fairmont Dam.  It connects West Philadelphia to the Philadelphia Museum of art and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  It is the fourth bridge at this location. I’m going to put a link to the history of the bridge because it’s fascinating how many different structures have been built there since 1812.   The Spring Garden Street Bridge and its sister bridge, The Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Bridge, opened in 1966 to...

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Scaffolding, cantilever, shoring, transport platform, netting, pa, philadelphia, nj, de

Scaffolding Four Falls – Cantilever, transport platform, work deck and more…

So, you’re sitting on the Schuylkill, just near the Conshohocken exit and what do you see?  Traffic, of course, but what else?  If you glance to the West you’ve probably seen the Four Falls office building shrouded in scaffolding and black netting.  If you took the GBCA Fall Protection Competent Person Training, you’ve been in the building. Just a normal day at the office for the Superior scaffold builders, right?  Well, from the highway it sure looks that way but in reality it’s an entirely different story.  One that starts in the bowels of the building and juts out over the stream...

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superior scaffold, gbca, award, suspended scaffold, scaffolding, pa, nj, de

Superior Scaffold wins 5th GBCA Best Specialty Contractor Award

Superior Scaffold is proud to win the GBCA Best Specialty Contractor Award for the Reading Terminal Market Swing Solution. Each year the GBCA (General Building Contractors Association) recognizes the highest quality of workmanship and building innovation by Philadelphia area companies and we are honored to be included. Judges reviewed each nomination for workmanship, project management details, originality, innovative elements, and special techniques or materials. The project in a nutshell - there was virtually no way to get restoration crews to the side of the Reading Terminal Market building safely.  So Superior Scaffold's Bob Sarkisian came up with a radical idea that...

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superior scaffold, scaffolding, suspended scaffold, tropicana, nj, pa, de

Mission Impossible: Scaffolding the Dome on top of the Tropicana Casino, Atlantic City

Ahhhhh, so here we are, 33 stories above the famed beach at Atlantic City.  On top of the world-famous Tropicana Atlantic City, Boardwalk Hotel & Casino.  Did I say on top?  I believe I did.  And not metaphorically either, but physically.  Why, you ask?  Well, today we are showing you one of those insanely crazy suspended scaffold designs that Superior Scaffold’s, Bob Sarkisian, came up with to solve a problem. And let me be the first to say, “this job looks much easier than it really is.”  If my boss would let me fly a drone or pilot a small helicopter like...

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Arthouse suspended scaffold, monorail system, glass installation, Philadelphia, pa

301 S. Broad Street – Arthaus monorail, hoist and swing system

This one is spectacular.  It really is something to see.  I’m just the guy who gets to climb around on things (like a kid on a jungle gym) and take photos but I was blown away.  Maybe it was the fact it was 47 stories up?  Maybe it was that I got to see our crew guys casually strolling on the edge of the world carrying giant aluminum beams on their shoulders with nothing protecting them except a harness?  I don’t know.  Maybe it was truly the scope of the job?  Or it might have been a combination of everything.  I’ve been...

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superior scaffold, scaffolding, scaffold, transport platform, elevator, lift, work deck, system scaffold, canopy, sidewalk shed, overhead protection, pa, de, nj, philly, philadelphia

There is no i in team

I’ve been watching a lot of Rick Beato videos lately.  He’s the guitar guru who breaks down the coolest songs on the planet lick by lick.  His enthusiasm is priceless.  Even if you don’t understand the music theory it’s just fun to watch his facial expressions. Like a great song, it’s the collective entirety of the band that collaborates to make one cohesive, emotional, awesome piece.  And our scaffold team is no different. I shot the photos of this job and thought about the different elements that came together to make it work. The first thing that came to mind is that...

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superior scaffold, pat mcandrew retirement, scaffolding, shoring, mast climber, elevator, transport platform

Retiring a legend

There comes a time in every man’s life when they have to lay down their tools. Thirty years at the same company is a long time.  Most of that spent in the field on some of the most creative and impressive scaffold jobs you’d see around Philly.  And you’d ask yourself, “how’d they do that?”  Oh, he didn’t do ANY of those… he was just sitting in the truck eating fruit and bologna sandwiches while the “real” scaffolders did all of the hard work. Let’s face it, anyone who worked with Pat knows he hung up his tools back in 1995 when...

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Scaffolding the bridge of sighs

Somewhere deep in the center of New Jersey, in the “Blueberry Capital of the World” is a bridge being reconditioned to transport the masses to worlds unknown.  Now, I could have gone two ways on this one: Monty Python and the Holy Grail – “Answer me these questions three…” or “Why so unforgiving and why so cold?  Been a long time crossing bridge of sighs…”.  Either way, you are looking at bridges with historical (or farcical) significance.  I chose the latter, Bridge of Sighs, that actually existed.  Ponte dei Sospiri, is an enclosed bridge in Venice, Italy that passes over the...

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Superior scaffold, scaffolding, scaffold, Philadelphia, PA, new jersey, wildwood, hotel, resort, ICONA, de, beach, shoring, system, work deck

Romancing the Renovation

“Overlooking beautiful Diamond Beach on the quiet side of town, ICONA Diamond Beach Resort offers the perfect NJ vacation location: directly on one of the only private beaches in New Jersey. Also, one of only a few hotels in the Wildwood Crest area open year-round, this upscale Jersey Shore resort delights with sparkling clean, “feel-the-ocean-air” interiors by celebrity designer Blanche Garcia, spacious suites with galley kitchens, and beach attendants who set up chairs and umbrellas and serve fresh cocktails and delicious bites right on the beach." I don’t know who wrote that brilliant first paragraph from the ICONA website but they...

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SA Magazine 2 page, superior scaffold, mast climber, philadelphia, pa, nj, de

SA Magazine features giant Superior Scaffold mast climber!

It's always great to see your work in a prestigious industry magazine but it's even better when it's on the cover!  Thanks to everyone at SA Magazine for their hard work and dedication to the industry and for putting Superior Scaffold out front. The article features a job in Rittenhouse Square that had a very particular set of circumstances and challenges that had to be overcome.  Estimator, Tony P, came up with a great solution using our new, giant MC7000 mast climbers.  Click on any of the images to get the details. Thanks to everyone involved with this job from the crew...

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