Adamo Group used its Apex 70 high reach to bring down Pier 19 at the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit, Michigan, as part of the Gateway Project on behalf of contractor CA Hull, who specified a short time window for the work to bring down the 19.8 m (65 ft) structure that stood within a few metres of the Ambassador Bridge. Using a 3.5 tonne hydraulic breaker, the Apex 70 was able to remove the pier in what Adamo says was half the time and half the cost of traditional demolition methods, while keeping the nearby bridge open during the demolition.

The US$230 million Gateway Project is intended to improve traffic flow between the northern USA and Canada through improvements made to the I-75 and I-96 interchange in the city to accommodate the high traffic volumes that make use of these highways, which are vital parts of the North American trade routes. Work was scheduled in four phases and began in 2003, with the final phase four beginning in July 2007 with work scheduled for completion in December 2009 - this phase is seriously delayed and has generated considerable controversy.

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