Canal Street Ferry Terminal

Returning to drive to the finish  In October of 2021, APC Construction began the foundation work for a temporary dock to be used during construction of the new grand ferry terminal. APC used an ICE® 50B Vibratory Driver / Extractor, paired with the ICE® tier four (environmentally friendly) 580T Power Unit to drive caissons for a temporary dock for the ferry during the complex construction. The temporary dock, found in front of the Audubon Aquarium, served its purpose throughout all const ... Read more

University of Rhode Island’s New Pier

New research vessel docking facility stands on ICE® Narragansett Bay Campus at the University of Rhode Island is one of the top five oceanographic institutions in the U.S. In September, the Narragansett Bay Campus Pier hosted a sendoff celebration for the temporary rehoming of its Oceanic Research Vessel, the Endeavor, due to construction plans for a new docking pier.  Mohawk Northeast was contracted for this monumental project to replace the pier used by the Graduate School of Oceanogr ... Read more

Harker’s Island Bridge

NC First Carbon Pile Driven with ICE   Editor: Ashley Steele  Harker's Island in Beaufort NC is creating new connections and making firsts with new pile technology Carbon Fiber enforced Concrete. Carbon reinforced concrete is a composite material consisting of carbon fiber fabrics or bars combined with fine-grained concrete enabling varied shapes and a higher load-bearing capacity. This will make this new Harker's Island the first bridge in North Carolina with carbon fibers in ... Read more

Illinois Largest Infrastructure Project

Mega McCluggage Bridge built with ICE® Vibratory McCluggage Bridge in East Peoria has been under construction since 2019 and is one of Illinois largest infrastructure projects. The $167 million project will reconstruct the original bridge built during World War II and is currently servicing over 20,000 vehicles a day. The structure will bring the East Peoria community a new modern bridge that focuses on th ... Read more

ICE® I-12 Diesel Impact helping to build the Marsh Road Bridge

Innovation outweighs Tribulation Editor: Ashley Steele The replacement of the southbound lanes of the Marsh Road Bridge is no easy task. In Bealeton, Virginia the Marsh Road Bridge is under a strict deadline and not even the weather wants to cooperate.  Caton Construction Group Inc. was up for this challenge.  This innovative team was awarded a $5 million dollar contract. The only catches were the new ... Read more

The Foundations of Ellis Island

Editor:  Ashley Steele Beginning on January 1, 1862 Ellis Island in New York City was the central hub for immigrants coming to the United States. In the 62 years of its operation, the island welcomed over 12 million immigrants seeking to make their lives in the New World. Today Ellis Island is home to The National Immigration Museum and welcomes more than 4 million visitors each year. The island is not a natural piece of land in the Upper New York Bay, but ... Read more

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 bridge. At over 100 years old, the bridge was eligible to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. However, 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, ... Read more

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. ... Read more

Environmental Impacts

Editor: Ashley Steele  Two functionally obsolete and structurally deficient bridges crossing the Neuse River in Craven County, North Carolina needed replacing.  However, both bridges are in the middle of wetland and marsh areas with protected wildlife species. In order to handle the delicate local fish habitats, special measures were taken to keep these locations stable.  Sanford Contractors out of Lemon County we ... Read more

Congratulations! PDCA 2021 Project of the Year Winner

Editor: Ashley Steele The US 21 Bridge in Beaufort County, South Carolina was built under the New Deal Program set up by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1940's.  The swing-span bridge was built to put people to work during the Great Depression.  It is the only vehicular connection between the mainland of South Carolina and Harbor Island, Fripp Island, and Hunting Island.  However, the bridge had many safety concerns as well as rising maintenance costs. The United Infrastruc ... Read more