Bridge construction has been the main thrust of the Smith-Rowe team since its inception. Russell Smith, one of the two original founders, had extensive experience in bridge/structure construction and was able to supply the necessary knowledge to the team to enable projects to be completed on time and under budget.
Russell’s unfortunate passing in 1998 left a hole within the organization quickly filled by able employees who understood the values Russell had instilled in each one and consequently the structure work continues as if Russel was still with us.
During the years Smith-Rowe has existed, bridges of all types and sizes have been built: some over highways, some over creeks and rivers, and some ocean/marine work as well. No structure project is too small or too large for our consideration. Since inception, Smith-Rowe has built over 400 bridges, ranging from small single span cored slab bridges spanning 40’ to steel girder deck bridges containing over 1 million pounds of structural steel. We currently employ many experienced bridge foremen scattered all over North Carolina and have over 30 Cranes (ranging from a small truck crane to a 230 ton crawler), more than 40 Excavators, Pile Hammers, and Drill Rigs. Our small core of bridge superintendents have well over 100 years of bridge building experience as a group. We have the personnel, equipment, and know how to tackle most any bridge project in the Carolinas.