ICE® 216D Spruces Up Aged Apartment ComplexICE® 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 CanadaICE® 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, and recreation ... Read more
Diverting Waters at Illinois RiverDiverting 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 NationBiggest 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 ProjectCSXT 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 ReplacementShrewsbury 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 NOLABig 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 BostonNew 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 EnvironmentICE® 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
Foundations Keeping the Lights on in OhioFoundations Keeping the Lights on in Ohio Editor: Allison Braswell A substantial portion of Interstate 75 near Dayton, OH has been undergoing major improvements to meet new and improved safety standards. The construction of new roadways and overpasses has created a need for changes to surrounding overhead power lines. Sufficient ground clearance between power lines and the highway is necessary to allow the tallest vehicles to pass without danger. If these line ... Read more
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