United Shore Pedestrian Walkway


Cives Steel Company + The Alan Group

Project Stats

Pontiac, MI


United Shore


Von Staden Architects


Self-Perform Miscellaneous Steel Installation, Self-Perform Structural Steel Erection



900 FT Long

Project Size

Project Overview

Ideal Contracting self-performed the steel erection for the nation’s longest enclosed pedestrian walkway, which spans 900′ long and consists of 450 tons of structural and miscellaneous steel. The pedestrian bridge crosses South Boulevard in Pontiac, Michigan, connecting United Shore’s headquarters building to its recently acquired 900,000 SF building.

Coordination with the general contractor was critical to completing the project safely and on schedule. As there was a limited window when the team could close South Boulevard, a main street in Pontiac, the erection weekends needed to run flawlessly. A 900-ton crane, the largest available in the state of Michigan, was used to erect both the south and north trusses into final position. Controlling the logistics and working with the general contractor enabled us to move trucks in and out of the laydown space efficiently. The project logged a total of 6,000 man-hours with zero safety incidents. The new elevated walkway allows for safer pathways and more efficient movement for employees throughout the campus.

Project Highlights

  • 900 FT Long
  • 450 tons of structural + miscellaneous steel,
  • 6,000 man-hours

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