Double the Impact

Replacing the Historic Cherry Lane Bridge

Editor: Ashley Steele


The Cherry Lane Bridge in Nez Perce County, Idaho was built in 1919 as a 15-foot wide 
788-foot-long bridgeAt over 100 years old, the bridge was eligible to be placed on the National Register of Historic PlacesHowever, due to corrosion, cracking and splitting the bridge will need to be replaced instead of restored. The new structure will be able to transport semi-trucks, as the old one was unable to handle their weight and size.  This will allow for faster transportation times, as many trucks had to detour around this bridge to haul freight. 

Th
e five span truss bridge will be replaced with a 4-span steel plate and concrete girder bridge.  With a total cost of $20.8 Million dollars, Nez Perce County turned to federal grants to help cover the cost of such a projectAwarded the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Grant, this was enough to cover over $15 Million of the project costs
 

Cascade Bridge based out of Vancouver, Washington will be handling this project from start up to the final demolition of the old bridge. The Company will be overcoming unique weather conditions as well as fish mitigation issues throughoutUnable to begin the project until July 1st due to the "fish window", the pre-planning phase of this job was integral to ensure no aquatic habitats or mating season areas were disrupted during construction.  

The use of two ICE® I-30 diesel impact hammers was selected to drive the 24" caissons into the riverbedThe diesel hammers along with two ICE®155 spotters with lead set ups, allowed the construction to move along quickly and efficiently, with only minimal disruption to surrounding habitats.  Using two diesel hammers simultaneously, allowed the company to work from both sides of the riverbed meeting in the middle to complete the structure.  This technique also allowed Cascade Bridge to finish within the "fish window" timeline. 

 On April 6th of 2021, work was halted on excavation efforts of the soil, after finding historic artifacts that were believed to belong to the Nez Perce Tribe of the area.  The project has since resumed and has a projected completion date of May 2023. 

Media Contact- 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Diesel Impact Pile Hammers. Tagged as Building Bridges, Historic Bridges, ICE 155 Spotter, ICE I-30 Diesel Hammer.

Fastest Billboard Erection in CT

Better, Faster, Smarter Billboard Installs

Editor: Ashley Steele

Billboard startups take a few days using drilling methods but not for Ultralum who has chosen to think outside of the box.  This team has partnered with the vibratory hammer specialists at ICE® and redesigned a faster and smarter way to get the job done safely and efficiently.  With their new innovative methods, UltraLum can put in a new digital billboard in just one afternoon.  The latest site to get one of these 50 ft tall LED screens is on a stretch of I-91 between Hartford and New Haven, CT.


UltraLum rented an ICE® 50B Vibratory Driver/Extractor to drive two 42" diameter caissons with a .75" wall thickness.  The first pile was driven 39' into the ground in only 6 minutes due to the soil conditions.  Using a second spliced section that was then UT tested for integrity of the weld, this section was then driven in for a second 6-minute period to 73 feet deep in the ground.   A strong foundation support system for these heavy billboards. 
Once secured the final top piece to the billboard was attached to the foundation in a matter of hours. 


This electronic billboard will be wired and ready to go "live" in less than a week from the beginning of installation.  Ultralum explained to us that their ads are uploaded into a cloud, which can be added or removed from the billboard almost instantaneously.  Keep your eye to the skyline as UltraLum and ICE® have an ongoing partnership, which will allow these quick installation billboards to continue to pop up adding aesthetically pleasing messages to your commutes. 


Media Contact- 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as Caisson, Digital Billboards, ICE 50B Vibratory Driver/Extractor, Splicing.

Soccer Stadium Brings New Life

Largest economic development project in Pawtucket's history.

200 Taft Street, Pawtucket


Editor: Hailey Tatu 

Ready to play Soccer? 
We are ready to make economic history in the small 9-mile town of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Fortuitous Partner's leadership team has joined forces with Dimeo, ranked on the ENR Top 400 Contractors List, to bring the number one internationally ranked sport to their local hometown and they are using an ICE® Vibratory Driven and Extractor to get the project started. Their plan is to construct a Cutting-Edge Soccer Stadium which is expected to be the largest economic development in the county's history.  

This project has already broken ground with a soil densification using the ICE® Model 50B with Bias weights and our ability to change very precise settings.  This method is specified throughout Southeast New England and is accomplished with precision set vibratory driver and extractor attached to a 30" round lance with specialized banding.   

This multi-phase $284 million project will be located on 14-acres alongside the Seekonk River on a reclaimed factory site. 15,000-seat artificial turf stadium that will be home to a new team in the second tier of American Soccer.  The stadium will also feature a grassy public plaza at the north end of the stadium for fans to come and experience gameday excitement. Adjacent to the plaza and connected to the stadium will be a new mixed-use building bringing up to 235 residential apartments and retail space.  And of course, we can't forget the parking. This complex will encourage local businesses to grow by adding a 750-space garage. The stadium is aimed to be complete and ready to host the spring soccer season of 2023 

Follow ICE® on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook to see the outstanding progress Dimeo is making using ICE® products and ingenuity. 

 

Media Contact- 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as ICE 50B Vibratory Driver/Extractor, ICE Bias Weights, Pawtucket Redevelopment, Soil Densification.

Bay Park Conveyance Project

Reducing nitrogen to rehabilitate the Western Bays

Editor: Hailey Tatu


On the 
world's 51
st celebration of Earth Day, New Yorkers came together to break ground on the $513 million Bay Park Conveyance Project in Long Island, NYWestern Bay Resiliency Initiative was organized to repair 7.3 miles of the aqueduct and construct a 3.6-mile force main pipe located 20-60 feet below the ground. The connection line will carry treated water from the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility to the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP).

The state of New York has recognized that the previous infrastructure lines that dumped the Bay Park STP Outfall into the Reynolds channels have caused major environmental damage. The surrounding Western Bays have lost the integrity of their water, shellfish, and coastline due to the high nitrogen levels from the treated water. The Bays have grown algae that caused the loss of natural filtration from oysters that can filter up to 72 gallons of water a day. Regaining the strength of the Bays ecosystem was the top priority in this project.


To ensure that the installation of the new aqueduct was not going to 
affect the environmenta less hands on method was used. Western Bay Constructors choose to use an 
ICE® Model 33 Vibratory Driver/ Extractor to drive 40-foot-long PZ-26 sheets into the ground. One of the benefits from using the ICE® Model 33 was the wireless remote that gave the operator in the crane the ability to move freely and stay far from the shoreline preventing any further damage while giving maximum control of the 140-ton driving force. To utilize the existing infrastructure contractors will be Slip lining the new aqueduct pipe within the existing pipe that was installed in 1906.  

The redirection of treated water will immediately show positive effects on the Bays ecosystem and surrounding communities. The reduction of nitrogen in the water will rapidly bring back all the natural resources and restore the quality of life in and around the Bay. By rehabilitating the marshlands, it will aid in storm protection and benefit surrounding communities with richer marine life and higher property values 

 

Media Contact- 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as 33 Vibratory Pile Driver/Extractor, Bay Park Conveyance Project, Environmental Impacts, PZ-26 Sheet piles.

Transportation Power Foundations

Amtrak encourages the creation of transportation innovation
Editor: Hailey Tatu

Since
 1971, Amtrak has been providing safe and reliable transportation through progressive technologyFrom being 
the first nationwide transportation company to offer a reservation system designed for deaf customers in 1976to being on the first-ever "America's Best Employers" list issued by Forbes magazine in 2015. Amtrak is a part of American history, and to this day encourages the creation of technology.

NJ Transit has made way on 
new microgrid that will provide 66 miles of clean energy for the iconic Amtrak. 
The project also includes the construction of new substations in Kearny and Hoboken, a two-megawatt gas-powered generator in Jersey City, and electrical lines connecting the power plant to railways. After the devastating effects of hurricane Sandy contractors are tasked not only to provide a new energy source but also ensure that this system can withstand disastrous weather conditions.  

The project is estimated to cost $546 million with $
409 million awarded in federal funds. The NJ Transit agency is also implementing a $3 million incentive to international developers to produce designs that will maximize the use of renewable energy. 


American Pile & Foundation is responsible for 
installing the foundation for power lines that will connect transit lines to the microgrid. These connection towers are built of 13-foot diameter steel caissons which were installed by the ICE® Model 110C Vibratory Driver/ Extractor. Splicing methods were used in conjunction with the vibratory hammer in order to lengthen the foundation support system. The caisson will be drilled and reinforced with rebar and concrete to ensure that they will stand strong and sturdy up against any future storms
 

ICE® is proud to be the driving force for this progressive project that ignites new environmentally safe technology in the transportation industry.  

 

Media Contact- 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as 110C Vibratory Driver/Extractor, Amtrak, Driven Piles, Environmental Impacts, Powergrid.

Anchoring the Dock

Editor: Ashley Steele

Port
 Bienville Industrial Park is growing by leaps and bounds.  The Park itself has more than 3,600 acres of available property for development.  It is already a home to 14 major companies who are bringing economic growth to Hancock County, Mississippi.  The many ports throughout the park offer its tenants connections to other larger ports including the Port of New Orleans and deep-water global access.


To aid in the development of this bustling port, Gil's Crane was awarded 
the job of inputting a new dock.  This dock will be a larger scale project, with roughly 400 caissons to drive for the foundation.  Gil's Crane is employing the use of an ICE
 ® 14C Vibratory Driver/Extractor to drive 24" caissons 65 feet into the ground.  An ICE ® I-19 Diesel Hammer is then driving the pile the final 10 feet.

This is an ongoing job with work to be completed in 2022.


Media Contact-
 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

 

Posted in Diesel Impact Pile Hammers, Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as 14C Vibratory Driver/Extractor, Dock building, I-19 Diesel Hammer, Industrial Park, Pile Driving.