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Structural Steel

JP Cullen performed the steel erection for the new Milwaukee Bucks Arena. The total project consisted of approximately 8,000 tons of structural steel. The steel construction consisted of typical structural column and beam steel framing for the surrounding bowl structure including 6 levels plus a roof. The roof over the arena floor consisted of 9 total long span roof trusses, approximately 33 feet deep, with the longest truss spanning 313 feet weighing 102 tons. The first piece of steel was set on November 7, 2016. Two hundred and ninety (290) days later, JP Cullen and the project team celebrated the Topping Off.

Facts About the Milwaukee Bucks Arena Steel:

  • There are a total of 16 half trusses going into the arena
  • There is approximately 6,950 tons of steel (or 13.9 million lbs)
  • That is approximately 460-500 truckloads of steel!