Repairing I-95 Viaduct

Rhodeworks Initiative  Editor: Ashley Steele  In a study, Rhode Island ranked last in existing bridge conditions. Around 2016, the governor at the time started the "Rhodeworks" initiative to replace and secure deficient bridges throughout the state before they crumbled. The I-95 Viaduct is one of those bridges which will become safer and sturdier when the redesign and structural reinforcements work is completed.  The I-95 viaduct in Providence, Rhode Island is being rebuilt t ... Read more

Historic Williams Brice Stadium

ICE® Comacchio Drill Rig creates mobilization improvements in historic stadium  Editor: Ashley Steele  Back in 1934, the Williams Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC was built to accommodate 17,400 spectators. The home of the University of South Carolina, Gamecocks, has been expanding ever since its conception and now accommodates more than 80,000 football fans on game day. Thanks to the most recent additions, this stadium will not only have more seating and food areas, but the new elevato ... Read more

ICE® Bridges the Missouri River Gap

MODOT I-70 Rocheport Bridge Replacement  Editor: Ashley Steele  "The Rocheport Bridge is a Continuous two-span subdivided Warren through truss bridge over Missouri River and the Katy trail on Interstate70 (I-70), west of Columbia and south of Rocheport in Boone and Cooper County, Missouri. The I-70 Rocheport Bridge is a 3,018-foot bridge constructed in 1960 and underwent extensive rehabilitation in 1993". According to the MODOT.org website. When you read about the great state of M ... Read more

Better than Robotics: Dam Drilling

What do the Blue Stone Dam and remote-control drilling have in common?  Editor: Ashley Steele For over 20 years, the 1949 Blue Stone Dam has been an extensive repair project due to a 1998 Dam Safety Assurance (DSA) Report showing that this dam was hydrologically deficient. The construction project to repair this deficiency broke ground in 2001 and is currently in phase 5 of this renovation. Located in West Virginia approximately one and a half miles upstream from the city of Hinton, Th ... Read more

I-285 Interstate Reconstruction

$800 million Georgia DOT interchange construction in Atlanta Since February of 2017, Atlanta's major interstate I-285 has been under major reconstruction through the Georgia Department of Transportation. The 5-phase project lifecycle was designed to reduce traffic congestion and enhance safety within one of the nation's most deadly roads, the I-285/SR 400 Interchange in Metro Atlanta. More than 2 million pedestrians use the roadway that circles the city of Atlanta daily. In 2013 data from th ... Read more

Doing the “Unsinkable”

The ICE® 44B helps to drive foundations for the McClees Bridge crossing the Navesink River  Editor:  Ashley Steele A major roadway has been receiving updates for the last year and a half to help build infrastructure in Red Bank, NJ.  Traffic has been detoured around the construction happening on the Navesink River.  The McClees Creek Bridge is part of a larger project, centered around the replacement of several bridges in Monmouth County.  The county is responsible f ... Read more

The Port of Baltimore Grows

Editor: Ashley Steele  The Port of Baltimore is one of the nation's busiest seaports, handling all types of cargo and passengers at its facilities. As the COVID pandemic continues, ships are being diverted to this Baltimore location to be unloaded and reloaded, due to other ports lacking the capacity. Currently in the execution phase of a $200 million project in marine construction, dredging, and infrastructure upgrades, the Port of Baltimore supports over 150,000 jobs and brings in over ... Read more

Rio de la Plata Flood Control Project

Reconstructing the Rio de la Plata River Basin to prevent flooding Since 2007 the US Army Corps of Engineers have granted permits to study and perform supplemental environmental assessments (SEA), in efforts to reduce flood damage along Puerto Rico's Rio de la Plata River Basin. The rainy season torrential downpour combined with the steep headwater slopes along the banks, causes the river to overflow into the surrounding coastal towns. Currently, about 11 miles west of San Juan, there is $500 ... Read more

Keeping the Ohio River Open for Commerce

The ICE® 50B helps to install stronger dolphins for barges!  Editor: Ashley Steele  Barge foundation structures throughout the Midwestern rivers are decaying.  Known as a dolphin, in the marine construction world, these are man-made structures that are not connected to any other support formation.  They are loaded with barges which carry goods, allowing for ease of access by ships to efficiently load and move cargo down the river.    The Ohio River has rec ... Read more

ICE® Installs New Drainage Facility Foundation

The ICE® Model 14D can move between three different pile types effectively and efficiently  Editor: Ashley Steele  La Quinta Island, just off the coast of Corpus Christi, Texas is getting a new water drainage control solution. DFI Houston Piling & Hydrovac (aka DFI) was awarded the contract to install pilings for a waterway and a drainage control structure. The job needed equipment that could easily drive three different pile types: H-pile, Double Sheet and Vinyl Pile. DFI knew ... Read more