Chinatown Arch in Washington DC
Major restoration project for an Iconic symbol in our Nation's Capitol required pinpoint access through design engineering that maintained the aesthetics of the Arch, while providing containment and protection. The scaffold design incorporated complete overhead protection for the heavily (pedestrian & vehicle) travelled gateway to Chinatown and was installed and dismantled without impairing any of the traffic patterns.
Scaffold challenges included:
- Providing complete pedestrian and vehicular overhead protection in this high traffic zone
- Span a distance of 60 ft without any structural support over the span of the roadway
- Perform all installation and dismantle during minimal traffic periods as to not interrupt the heavy volumes of traffic during normal daily activity