In 2003, TBI reopened its precast yard in Houston, Texas to provide prestressed girders, deck panels, and piling for the Galveston Causeway Bridge Replacement. Before 2003, the casting yard was in operation between 1994 and 1997 supplying precast and prestressed components to various bridge projects in the Houston Metro Area. Since the 2003 reopening, Mesa Prestressed Concrete has successfully produced precast/prestressed products for multiple projects along the Upper Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast.
Between 1994 and 1997, Mesa Prestressed Concrete supplied more than 170,000 linear feet of bridge girders, one million square feet of deck panels, and 100,000 linear feet of 16-inch prestressed piling to three different projects. Since reopening in 2003, TBI has produced over 110,000 linear feet of Type VI girders, 790,000 square feet of deck panels, 190,000 linear feet of 16-inch prestressed piling, and more than 50 precast caps between 40 and 90 tons each.
Mesa Prestressed Concrete’s facility is located on approximately 102 acres inside Beltway 8 in Houston. The facilities are equipped with a double 440-foot, 16-inch-square self-stressing piling bed; two four-inch-thick self-stressing deck panel beds eight feet wide by 320 feet in length; three beam beds at 425 feet in length; and ample room for large precast projects. Concrete is provided by an Erie Strayer Central Mix Plant with a six cubic yard mixer capable of producing up to 130 cubic yards per hour.