Replacing the Historic Black Hawk Bridge

Replacing the Historic Black Hawk Bridge $140M Mississippi River bridge reconstruction project will change landscape of Lansing   Edited by: Debbie Reaney A new bridge is being developed to replace the cantilever bridge called the Black Hawk Bridge, named after Chief Black Hawk in Lansing, IA., one of the most unique historic bridges in the country. The key detail is the fact that the suspended span of the bridge is only connected at the bottom with no connection (visual or str ... Read more

Drainage Repair In Flushing

Drainage Repair In Flushing Edited by: Alan Zimmerman Flushing, Queens is arguably one of New York City's most visited and traveled neighborhoods. Home to 180,000 people, it has much to offer for residents and visitors. Attractions include Citi Field, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and the Queens Zoo. It also includes the largest Chinatown and houses over 30,000 individuals that have immigrated from China directly.  This makes Flushing the biggest Chinatown by this met ... Read more

America’s New Space Bridge

America's New Space Bridge Edited by Alan Zimmerman & Debbie Reaney  The Robert F Kennedy Space Center is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Florida. Located on Merrit Island, the space has about 700 facilities and buildings grouped throughout the center's 140,000 acres (about half the area of San Antonio, Texas). NASA began acquiring land in 1962, buying up over 131 square miles (about the area of Athens, Georgia) of land and resources to start space programs th ... Read more

RFK Bridge Gets a Face Lift

RFK Bridge Gets a Face Lift Editor: Alan Zimmerman Building a bridge always starts with a solid foundation. The Robert F. Kennedy bridge, formerly known as the Triborough (aka Triboro) Bridge, is a viaduct structure connecting Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx across the Harlem River. Approaching its 88th anniversary from being opened, it is receiving some new renovations. Work is currently being completed on the top of the bridge that focuses on widening the bike and pedestrian walkway ... Read more

Wren Works Marine Division is Making Waves

Wren Works Marine Division is Making Waves Duluth Coastal Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project  Edited by Debbie Reaney  Sinkholes at seawalls, also known as earth subsidences, are a common phenomenon occurring wherever seawalls encounter forces of moving water, such as tides, waves, or boat and ship traffic. Additionally, they may occur where older seawalls or seawall caps have deteriorated, allowing water to move behind the seawall and attack backfill and infill. ... Read more

Beaumont Wharf Expansion on the Horizon

Beaumont Wharf Expansion on the Horizon   Edited by Debbie Reaney    The City of Beaumont, TX celebrated breaking ground at Riverfront Park, more than five years after Hurricane Harvey devastated the area in 2017 shuttering the facility. This $17 million restoration project will include rebuilding the park's pavilions, picnic tables, lighted benches, boat docking area, and walking paths. Approximately 90 miles east of Houston and 60 miles west of Loui ... Read more

I-495/ I-90 Improvements Project

I-495/ I-90 Improvements Project Edited by Alan Zimmerman  As Massachusetts continues to grow, it is not surprising that the I-495 and I-90 interchange needs to be renovated to improve the flow of traffic and commuters' safety. With heavy traffic volume and sharp turns, the area can create a recipe for disaster. On an average day, I-495 carries approximately 110,000 vehicles and I-90 will carry 100,000 vehicles. This important interchange connecting the highways is used by nea ... Read more

Soil Improvement Modernizes Mexico

Soil Improvement Modernizes Mexico  Edited by Debbie Reaney    Ingenieria Proyectos y Construcciones IPC SA de CV (IPC), a leader in maritime and groundwork construction across Mexico, is working on a particularly important soil improvement job in Hormiguero (near Paraiso) Tabasco Mexico. Once completed, the area will be utilized by the Mexican Navy/Marines to construct new modernized barracks and education buildings.  This soil improvement tec ... Read more

GSI Strengthens Cellular Infrastructure

GSI Strengthens Cellular Infrastructure  Edited by Debbie Reaney  A recent cell tower retrofit was performed by GeoStabilization International (GSI), experts at providing solutions for protecting wind, solar, storage, power & energy infrastructure. GSI was selected as a subcontractor for this project, working for General Contractor, K-Co Enterprises out of Piedmont SC. K Co Enterprises serves all phases of commercial concrete, foundation, and tower construction ne ... Read more

Anchoring Lover’s Leap

Anchoring Lover's Leap  Edited by: Debbie Reaney  Route 58 is Virginia's longest highway, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest tip of Virginia. It traverses five separate Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) districts - Hampton Roads, Richmond, Lynchburg, Salem and Bristol; making it an important 508 miles. In the spring of 2022, VDOT's chosen design-build contractor, Branch Civil Inc. (BCI), began work on the fourth phase of a $300 million proj ... Read more