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

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

Sandcastles & ICE®

Sandcastles & ICE® East Coast Marine Supports Seawall Restoration  Image Provided by East Coast Marine Edited by: Debbie Reaney  At least 7,000 homes and close to 1,650 buildings in Volusia County suffered severe flooding and structural damage during the 2022 hurricane season. According to local officials, 40 local small businesses in the area were destroyed completely. Located along the east coast of Central Florida, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) p ... Read more

Mohawk and URI on Course for New Dawn

Mohawk and URI on Course for New Dawn  Edited by: Debbie Reaney  The University of Rhode Island's (URI) Narragansett Bay Campus has begun a multi-year series of infrastructure improvements that will modernize its facilities and enable it to build upon its global reputation for oceanographic research and education. Optimization of ship operation is priority #1, as one of the country's newest National Science Foundation research vessels, the Narragansett Dawn, is expected to ... Read more

Callan Marine Widens Nation’s Energy Net

Callan Marine Widens Nation's Energy Net  Editor: Debbie Reaney  Callan Marine is wrapping up a national critical infrastructure project that will render the Corpus Christi Ship Channel the most improved in the entire U.S. Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida. This job is extremely important, as the Port of Corpus Christi is the nation's largest U.S. energy export gateway and third largest seaport in total waterway tonnage. The Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Proj ... Read more

What Does ICE® Have To Do With Paper?

What Does ICE® Have To Do With Paper?  Editor: Debbie Reaney Paper mills were once a booming revenue source for Maine but now only six pulp and paper mills remain in operation within the state. Fortunately, one of them is Sappi's Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, where the employees proudly churn out one million tons of paper a year, but paper is not their only focus. The Sappi Somerset Mill is also serious about the environment, which is why the company uses every bit of the ha ... Read more

MC 22A Rescues Weak Dam

MC 22A Rescues Weak Dam  Editor: Debbie Reaney    The number of deficient and potentially dangerous dams in America is on the rise. Lower design criteria of older dams, long-deferred maintenance, and increased rainfall brought on by climate change pose a threat to human life if a dam were to breach from too much stress on its structure. Over in Happy Valley, PA, home to the Penn State Nittany Lions, the Rockview Reservoir dam is one of the most high-hazard ... Read more

Sletten Helps Get MRL Back on Track

Sletten Helps Get MRL Back on Track  Editor: Debbie Reaney    Thanks to the experts at Sletten Construction, Montana Rail Link's (MRL) main line was put back into service in late July after they helped rebuild Reed Point bridge over the Yellowstone River. Reopening more than a week ahead of estimates! The bridge collapsed earlier this summer on June 24, sending 10 cars into the river and derailing an additional seven cars following an overnight bridge ... Read more