Dooker’s Hollow Bridge Driven Piles

Dooker's Hollow Bridge Driven Piles
Editor: Alix Bemis

The Dooker's Hollow Bridge in Braddock, PA was originally built in 1940 and carries approximately 2,500 vehicles each day. The bridge connects Bell Avenue in North Braddock Borough and Center Street in East Pittsburgh Borough over O'Connell Boulevard. Before being demolished in February 2021, the original structure was a 635-foot-long arched cantilever truss bridge and will be replaced with a 660-foot-long steel girder span. Allison Park Contractors began construction in October 2020 and the expected project completion date is set for December 2021.

Bridge foundations are critical because they must support the weight of the bridge and the traffic loads that they will carry. The new Dooker's Hollow Bridge deep foundation was designed for complex subsurface conditions and optimal constructability. Allison Park Contractors are using an ICE® Model I-19 Diesel Impact Pile Hammer with ICE® 32-inch Swinging Leads to drive the piles required to carry the load of the new bridge. For the installation of the piles, holes were pre-drilled and an ICE® I-19 Diesel Impact Pile Hammer was used to drive the HP14x117 Steel H-Piles into the ground. 

The Dooker's Hollow Bridge project will cost $9.95 million and was one of 43 older bridges slated for replacement in a $62 billion plan laid out in 2016 by the state Transportation Commission.

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

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SLC Airport Phase-2 Construction

SLC Airport Phase-2: Dewatering and Earth Retention
Editor Alix Bemis

The SLCDA, Salt Lake City Corporation Department of Airports, wrapped up phase-1 of their historic Terminal Redevelopment Program (TRP) in late 2020 and began working on phase-2 construction. As a key contributor to this historic project, Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction (RLW) was awarded three separate alternative delivery construction contracts by SLCDA for TRP phase-2. Phase-2 of this project will include a 125-foot-wide tunnel that will connect the new North and South Concourses as well as constructing a whole new South-East concourse. Construction will include deep foundation work, dewatering and earth retention work, and civil and airfield work. The driven piles for phase-2 will include pouring 70,000+ linear feet of concrete filled steel pipe piles, driving 125,000 square feet of sheet pile, and installing 98,000 linear feet of driven H-Pile. The dewatering and earth retention scope consists of an earth retention system for excavation depth of 33-feet to facilitate the construction of the tunnel that will connect concourses and terminals. The scope also includes excavation & disposal of 150,000 cubic yards of material, backfilling the void between the tunnel and shoring once the tunnel construction is complete.

To meet the project's demanding schedule, RLW has multiple cranes on site driving sheet pile, H-pile, and pipe pile using two ICE® I-46v2 Diesel Impact Pile Hammers along with two ICE® Model 44B Vibratory Pile Drivers. Pictured here (Image 1), RLW construction crews are driving 60'x16" steel pipe pile and H-Pile using an ICE® Model I-46v2 Diesel Pile Hammer. Also pictured here (Image 2), an ICE® Model 44 Vibratory Pile Hammer is driving sheet pile.

TRP Phase-2 foundation work, dewatering and earth retention work, and civil and airfield work for Salt Lake City Airport new South Concourse East began in September 2020 and RLW will continue working on this portion of the project for three years.

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

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Driving Pipe on a Route 22 Overpass Using an I-30 Diesel Pile Hammer

Installing Pipe Piles on a Route 22 Overpass Using an I-30 Diesel Pile Hammer
Editor Alix Bemis

American Pile & Foundation is using an ICE® Model I-30 Single-Acting Diesel Pile Hammer to drive 30" pipe piles in Hillside, NJ for a Route 22 overpass project. The crews worked amidst a very tight working area with traffic all-around. They were able to successfully drive 15 pipe piles on each side of the roadway using an ICE® diesel pile hammer. 

The Bloy Street Bridge over Route 22 project consists of four stages and will replace the overpass, which is in poor condition, and improve the turning movements on the Route 22 eastbound and westbound ramps to and from Bloy Street. The new bridge will meet current design and safety standards and improve the vertical under clearance over Route 22. The project also will widen the Route 22 eastbound and westbound lanes to and from Bloy Street, as well as provide sidewalks and improve curb ramps to meet ADA standards. It is expected to be completed in the summer of 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

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Northland Rivergate Overcrossing Construction

Northland Rivergate Overcrossing Construction
Editor: Alix Bemis

The Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) $25.8 million Northland Rivergate Overcrossing project began in October 2019. Cascade Bridge LLC was awarded the contract to build the bridge that spans the Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF tracks. The five-span bridge will be 830-feet long and will replace a crossing on North Rivergate Boulevard. The purpose of this project is to ease traffic congestion and long backups caused by rail switching operations.

Founded in 2001, Cascade Bridge LLC is a heavy-highway general contractor that specializes in bridge construction primarily in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

To protect nearby businesses, the new overpass required deep and high-capacity piles with a net zero settlement impact. The first step is driving 12,000 feet of 25"x0.625" pipe pile using an ICE® 1-80v2 Diesel Impact Pile Hammer in ICE® 48" Offshore Leads with their 130T crawler and Link-Belt 228 HSL.

The new Northland Rivergate Overcrossing will be complete in May 2021 and expected to open to traffic in June 2021.

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

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G&M Earthmoving Driving Sheet Pile with an ICE® I-30


G&M Eartmoving Driving Sheet Pile with an ICE I-30
Editor Alix Bemis

In Northport, NY (Northshore of Long Island), G&M Earthmoving is driving 35' and 40' Steel Sheets in some tough material. They started with an ICE® Model 50B Vibratory Driver & Extractor, but the material was too tough. G&M Earthmoving switched gears and went with an ICE® Model I-30 Single-Acting Diesel Pile Hammer along with ICE® DCS-5 Sheet Pile Inserts and a 32' Lead System. 

They were able to successfully drive the new steel sheet pile for cofferdams for the new sewer system using ICE® pile driving equipment. 

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

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