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Steel Fabrication For Bridge

With more than one million tons of structural steel fabricated over the past 20 years, High Steel is proud of the quality reputation we've earned as the steel fabricator of choice for North America's transportation infrastructure projects. A leader in the industry for innovation, we have the capacity, technology and experience to help make your next steel bridge project a success.

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Steel Fabrication For Building & Industry

From big city skyscrapers to clean energy projects, High Steel successfully partners with building and industrial steel fabricators on a variety of construction projects. With decades of experience specializing in steel girder fabrication, we can take on the most challenging weldments in your steel structure. Increase your next project's efficiency by working with us.

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High Steel's fabricators take pride in our reputation for producing bridge steel which is consistently superior in quality and fit.
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High Transit LLC is the specialty hauler for the affiliated companies of High Industries Inc. The company also provides specialty heavy hauling services to the construction and manufacturing industries.
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Especially large or heavy girders can challenge production lines, using valuable time and raising overhead costs. High Steel can help. With over 80 years’ experience fabricating the largest girders that can be shipped, we can easily take on the challenging fabricated steel components in your job.
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High Structural Erectors' AISC Certified field operations team specializes in steel bridge erection on hundreds of High Steel's projects, such as the I-495 HOT Lanes in Virginia and the I-95/I-695 Interchange in Maryland.
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High Steel is your one-stop-shop for emergency bridge repairs, from heat straightening collision-damaged girders to more complex jobs involving steel procurement, engineering detailing, fabrication and erection.
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  • High Steel Structures partners with York County School of Technology to help young people start their careers. High Steel University offers the most comprehensive training program for steel bridge fabrication in the country.

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    Become part of one of North America's largest structural steel fabricators, and work on projects that keep America running strong.

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  • A leader in the industry for innovation, High Steel has the capacity, technology and experience to deliver quality steel that fits right the first time.  Learn more about our history and why we are the right choice for your next project! 

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    High Steel was awarded an fast-track contract to fabricate the replacement steel for the fire-damaged Route 322 and Route 22 Eastbound Bridge over Interstate 81.

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Latest News

  • I81 Emergency Replacement

    Emergency Replacement of Route 22 Eastbound at I-81 Interchange

    June 10, 2013

    Lancaster, Pa. - High Steel Structures Inc. of Lancaster, Pa., has been awarded a contract to fabricate 365 tons of structural steel for the emergency replacement of the bridge carrying Route 22 Eastbound into Harrisburg, PA at the I-81 Exit 67 interchange.

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  • Butler Hershey Centre

    Hershey Centre Sports Zone in Ontario is Complete

    November 05, 2007

    Annville, Pa. (November 5, 2007) – Butler Manufacturing of Annville, Pa., announces that another of its massive steel structures, this one for the Hershey Sports Zone in Mississauga, Ontario, is complete. Butler designed the pre-engineered building system for the 84,000-square-foot indoor soccer/multi-use facility. 

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  • High Shining Star

    October 23, 2007

    Lancaster, Pa. (October 23, 2007) – A ceremony was held last week celebrating the certification of High Steel Structures Inc.'s Williamsport facility as a VPP Star site, as designated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program. VPP is OSHA's recognition of safety and health excellence.

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  • Butler Manufacturing and High Steel Structures Team Up on Steel Building Systems for Athletic Center at West Point

    January 03, 2007

    Lancaster, Pa. (January 3, 2007) – Butler Manufacturing of Annville, Pa., and High Steel Structures Inc. of Lancaster, Pa., teamed up to fabricate steel framing used to build a new athletic center at West Point, a project that began in June 2006.

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  • New NY Bridge Rendering

    The New NY Bridge - Tappan Zee Replacement Project

    December 11, 2013

    Chicago, IL - Two major U.S. steel fabricators have stepped up to take on one of the most significant transportation projects in the nation’s history. High Steel Structures Inc. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Hirschfeld Industries, LP of San Angelo, Texas have each been awarded a contract to fabricate structural steel for the approach spans of New York’s new Tappan Zee Bridge.

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  • Route 90 Bridge OCMD Emergency Replacement

    Ocean City Thankful to High Steel and Partner for Fast and Heroic Emergency Bridge Repair

    November 25, 2009

    Lancaster, Pa. (November 25, 2009)—High Steel Structures LLC of Lancaster, Pa., and McLean Contracting of Glen Burnie, Md., have been noted for a "heroic effort" by editors at The Daily Times (Salisbury, Md.) for their competent and efficient execution of critical structural repairs to the Rt. 90 bridge in Ocean City, Md., that was closed October 15.

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  • High Steel Delivers over 21,000 tons of Structural Steel for D.C. HOT Lanes Project

    October 20, 2011

    Lancaster, Pa. (October 20, 2011)In its largest single contract to date, High Steel Structures is providing the structural steel for the Washington, D.C. area HOT Lanes Project. 

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  • Voluntary Protective Programs

    High Steel Lancaster Facilities Re-Certified for Highest OSHA Safety Award

    October 23, 2009

    Lancaster, PA (October 23, 2009)The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has re-certified High Steel Structures’ Lancaster, Pa., fabrication facilities as a Star site in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program—the agency’s highest safety award.

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    High Steel Structures Receives Award of Excellence for Interchange Bridge Project in Maryland

    October 28, 2011

    High Steel Structures LLC received an Award of Excellence from the Maryland Quality Initiative (MdQI) at its 2011 annual conference in Baltimore. High Steel was recognized in the subcontractor category for the project located at the I-95 / I-695 Interchange: I-95 from Hazelwood Avenue to King Avenue and I-695 from Lillian Holt Drive to MD 7.

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  • Infrastructure MD Winter 2016 Cover

    High Steel In the News - InfrastructureMD Feature

    December 08, 2016

    High Steel is pleased to be chosen to be the featured contractor in the Winter 2016 issue of Infrastructure MD. 

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  • John OQuinn Interview

    High Steel in the News - Interview with John O'Quinn

    November 22, 2016

    From - John O’Quinn’s long career in the steel industry taught him a lot about what makes High Steel Structures a successful company.

    “I think the rest of the industry has always chased High. They have always set the standard that everybody strived to meet,” he said.

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  • High Steel In the News -New Tappan Zee Bridge Reaches Steel Milestone

    January 06, 2017

    High Steel's President John O'Quinn was interviewed for an article in Construction Equipment Guide, as the New NY Bridge reaches an important steel milestone.   

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  • Pennlive Jump Page

    High Steel ships last two 'superload' girders for new bridge across Hudson River

    March 07, 2017

    From Pennlive

    WILLIAMSPORT - High Steel Structures workers stood in the rain, cheered and applauded as they watched the final two "superload" girders for the new Tappan Zee Bridge in New York leave the Williamsport plant.


    The massive blue girders, each 12 feet high, 120 feet long and weighing 78 tons, left the plant Tuesday morning with police escorts headed for the bridge project assembly yard in Coeymans, N.Y.

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    Superload from Lycoming County Headed To New York Bridge Project

    March 07, 2017

    From WNEP


    WILLIAMSPORT – A business based in Central Pennsylvania is providing steel beams for a $3.7 billion bridge in New York.


    Parts of the bridge were built by High Steel Structures LLC in Lycoming County.  Two final giant beams left Williamsport Tuesday morning.

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    Wolf sizes up new training program at High Steel

    March 10, 2017

    From Central Penn Business Journal


    Gov. Tom Wolf spent some time touring a factory-turned-university in Lancaster County on Thursday.

    Forget caps, gowns and dorms, though. "High Steel University" isn't a college, but a pilot program launched by High Steel Structures LLC to boost skills among welders and painters at its East Lampeter Township facility.

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  • High Steel Structures Ships Last Two “Superload” Girders to New New York Bridge

    March 07, 2017

    High Transit Trucks Take Final 78-ton Girders From Williamsport, Pa. to Assembly Yard in N.Y.

    March 7, 2017—High Steel Structures LLC has shipped the last two of the massive blue girders that have become emblematic of the New New York Bridge, the iconic span that will replace the Tappan Zee Bridge in 2018. At 7 a.m. two heavy-haul trucks with police escorts began the four-hour journey to the project assembly yard in Port of Coeymans, N.Y.

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    Governor Tom Wolf visits High Steel Structures to learn about workforce development

    March 09, 2017

    From WGAL TV NBC 8


    Governor Tom Wolf visited High Steel Structures LLC in Lancaster, Pa. today to learn about "High Steel University," a new co-worker training program, and about High's education and community partnerships for workforce development.

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  • High Completes Fabrication for New NY Bridge Project, On Time, On Budget, On Specification

    August 18, 2017

    Celebrates producing steel of “superior fit and finish” for its largest contract ever with painting of last girder

    WILLIAMSPORT, PA—High Steel Structures LLC announced that it has completed fabrication of its part of the $3.98 billion New NY Bridge Project, the largest transportation infrastructure design-build project in the U.S. In a ceremony, the company unveiled the last girder, freshly painted in the project’s trademark blue color.

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  • East Lampeter Township fire companies practice emergency rescues at High Steel plant

    October 31, 2017

    From LancasterOnline

    Six people were injured after two cars crashed into a tractor-trailer, and a person had a heart attack in a crane — but it was all a drill at High Steel Structures.

    Four East Lampeter Township fire companies practiced emergency rescues at the steel manufacturing plant Monday evening.

    High Steel Structures holds annual safety exercise so that its team and area first responders are ready for real emergencies, according to the company.

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  • High Steel Structures Helps Rebuild Major U.S. Bridge

    November 17, 2017

    From Highway Builder Magazine

    High Steel Shows Innovation and Leadership in New NY Bridge Project

    The first four lanes of traffic crossed the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge – formerly the Tappan Zee Bridge – on August 25. The 3.1-mile-long, $3.98-billion steel crossing, which is on track for complete finish in 2018, is the largest active bridge project in the nation and a testament to the work and capabilities of America’s steel fabricators and constructors.

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  • Lancaster County students compete in STEM contests at technology conference

    February 13, 2018

    From LancasterOnline

    As wooden glider planes catapulted toward the ceiling of the school gymnasium, pairs of model dragster cars powered by carbon dioxide canisters raced along a double track nearby.

    Across the gym, just past the balsa wood bridge models, a robot platypus came to life — its eyes glowing and tail and jaw moving.

    Along the wall of the gym, a judge used a machine to test the weight-bearing properties of a couple dozen balsa-wood trusses.

    These projects were part of the nearly 60 different competitions happening under one school roof Saturday as part of the Pennsylvania Technology Student Association’s annual Region 2 conference.

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  • First girders for Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway bridge due on site this week

    February 12, 2018

    From PennLive

    WINFIELD -- The first steel girders for the nearly mile-long bridge that will carry Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway over the West Branch of the Susquehanna River are due on site this week.

    Erection of the girders, fabricated by High Steel Structures in Williamsport and Lancaster, is expected to begin late this week or early next, Jeremiah Gonzalo, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation bridge project engineer, said Monday.

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  • Greenfield Arch Bridge - Pitsburgh

    High Steel Structures LLC Recognized in National Bridge Awards

    May 10, 2018

    Baltimore—The National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), a division of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) recognized Lancaster, Pa.-based High Steel Structures LLC as a winner in its Prize Bridge Awards. The awards were presented at the 2018 NASCC: The Steel Conference / World Steel Bridge Symposium, April 11-13 in Baltimore.

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  • Workers on the eastbound span roadway watch the installation of the project's final girder.

    Engineering the Impossible at the Tappan Zee Bridge

    August 28, 2018

    HISTORY is launching a new television series called Project Impossible and High Steel Structures' work on the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge—the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York—is part of it.  The season will kick off on Saturday, September 1 at noon.

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  • Rescue simulation at High Steel's Williamsport plant

    High Simulates Toxic Smoke in Confined-Space Rescue Operation for First Responders

    October 04, 2018

    High Steel Structures LLC conducted a safety triage on Wednesday, October 3, at its Plant 3 property in Williamsport, Pa. The bridge fabrication firm worked with the Williamsport Bureau of Fire to simulate rescues of three people from a staged incident in a 69-foot-long box girder weighing 70 tons. First responders were not informed of the details of the 1 p.m. incident and treated it as an actual emergency. 

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  • Wolf tours High, details plans to build up Pa. workforce

    February 08, 2019

    From Central Penn Business Journal

    During a tour Thursday of a High Steel Structures plant in East Lampeter Township, Gov. Tom Wolf defined his plans to strengthen Pennsylvania’s workforce and highlighted the private company’s efforts toward educating the state’s labor pool.

    The state has added over 230,000 jobs in the past four years but needs to do more to get Pennsylvanians the skills to fill those jobs, Wolf said while on the tour.

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  • High over the Potomac River, iron workers ease an 86-ton monster into place on Memorial Bridge

    July 05, 2019

    From The Washington Post

    The sky is black as the giant girder swings on its Kevlar cables from the construction crane on the Potomac River barge below.

    An air horn has just sounded a three-blast warning, and the 218-foot-long, 86-ton hunk of bridge steel slowly rotates toward Trevlin Bransom, who pulls on a work glove and walks to meet it.

    It’s about 10:30 on a recent evening. The illuminated Lincoln Memorial glows in the distance. And the “pick,” as such a heavy lift is called, is underway beneath the spotlights in the middle of Arlington Memorial Bridge.

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