Beavers really are “Worth A Dam”

Beavers really are "Worth A Dam"   Editor: Debbie Reaney  Located in Westerly, Rhode Island along the southern border of Newton Swamp, the Cottrell Bridge, which carries Westerly Bradford Road (Route 91) over McGowan Brook, was one of many around the state deemed structurally deficient. The replacement and upgrade of this structure was vital to ensure the safety of the surrounding wildlife habitat as well as the over 4,300 vehicles that traverse it daily. The Newton Swamp M ... Read more

ICE® 216D Spruces Up Aged Apartment Complex

ICE® 216D Spruces Up Aged Apartment Complex Editor: Allison Braswell    Residents of the long-troubled Sandpiper Cove apartment complex in Galveston, TX have been feeling trapped in their homes with terrible living conditions, yearning for overdue repairs to the building. The 192-unit complex was built in 1971, but its foundation dates back to the early 1900s.  For the past century, the original, red brick foundations beneath Winnie Street have been reuse ... Read more

ICE® 28D Casts Its Line in Canada

  ICE® 28D Casts Its Line in Canada  Editor: Allison Braswell  Prince Edward Island, a Canadian province just north of Maine, features several harbours that welcome commercial fishers and tourists to immerse themselves in the most unique deep-sea fishing experiences. Graham Pond Harbour, for instance, sees over $4 million annually in landings for lobster, snow crab, mackerel, herring, silversides, scallop, and tuna. It is home to 64 commercial, transient, a ... Read more

Diverting Waters at Illinois River

Diverting Waters at Illinois River Editor: Allison Braswell  The McClugage Bridge has been carrying over 20,000 daily commuters over the Illinois River to and from Peoria, IL for nearly 75 years. As weather, vehicle use, and salt used in snow removal have caused the bridge to deteriorate, it has finally come time to commence some long-awaited improvements. Reconstruction of the eastbound span of the bridge began in 2019. This 3-lane structure requires 22 new piers, each of which ... Read more

Biggest Infrastructure Project in the Nation

Biggest Infrastructure Project in the Nation 112-Year-Old Train Bridge to be Replaced  Editor: Allison Braswell Since the construction of Portal Bridge in 1910, it has become the busiest rail line in the entire Western Hemisphere. This swing-style rail bridge that spans the Hackensack River from Kearney to Secaucus, NJ has been working on her last legs. One out of seven times the bridge opens, it fails to close properly. Operational issues like this have been the culprit ... Read more

CSXT Railroad chooses OCCI for Bridge Replacement Project

CSXT Railroad chooses OCCI for Bridge Replacement Project ICE assists with rail bridge support efforts. Editor: Debbie Reaney The CSX Transportation Railroad bridge crossing built in 1927, recently required the replacement of its original timber framework where Lizard Creek meets the Tensaw River in Hurricane, AL because timber doesn't have the life span of the more modern steel and concrete methods of construction. OCCI of Fulton, MO was chosen to do the work due to thei ... Read more

Shrewsbury River Bridge Replacement

Shrewsbury River Bridge Replacement  Editor: Allison Braswell    One of the two emergency evacuation routes in Rumson, NJ utilized in times of flooding and coastal storms is deemed unsafe for use. The Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge stretches over the Shrewsbury River between the Borough of Rumson and the Borough of Sea Bright in Monmouth County, NJ. Built in 1950, the drawbridge's structural and functional limitations do not meet today's design standards and is ... Read more

Big Hammer to Stimulate NOLA

Big Hammer to Stimulate NOLA Editor: Allison Braswell Louisiana's transportation system, like every roadway in the USA, is the backbone of the state's economy. Maintaining aging bridges has become more difficult for all State DOTs (Department of Transportation) with the increase in personal vehicles. Built in 1960, the swing bridge over Amite River in French Settlement, LA has seen its fair share of motorists. In fact, it is no longer considered structurally capable of supporting its ... Read more

New Fenway: A Gateway into Boston

New Fenway: A Gateway into Boston Editor: Allison Braswell One of the first over-the-Pike projects to be built in Boston in nearly 40 years, the Fenway Center Project in Boston, MA plans for a 2.1 million-square-foot multipurpose development across 5.32 acres (about twice the area of a Manhattan city block) surrounding Fenway Park. The City of Boston is excited to create more year-round activity in the area and plans to put a two-acre deck, followed by a 350-foot (107-meter) tower, a ... Read more

ICE® 50B Protects the Environment

ICE® 50B Protects the Environment    Cofferdam at Casco Bay Editor: Allison Braswell  Over 80% of lobsters sold in the USA come from the adjacent waters of Maine. The state's lobster harvesters bring in more than 100 million pounds (about 45359200 kg) of lobster per year, mostly at Casco Bay--an inlet busy with commercial fishing vessels, cargo ships, and cruise liners. North of the bay is Back Cove, where there is a loop trail offering grand views of the city skyline ... Read more