Repairing the Historic Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the nation's most visited and scenic national parks. The park runs for 469 miles through 29 counties in Virginia and North Carolina providing memorable views of the Appalachian Mountains. There are also numerous parking areas at trailheads for the various hiking trails that intersect the parkway, and several campgrounds located along the parkway allow for overnight stays. Certain sections of the park are closed in the winter due to inclement weather mak ... Read more

The Path to Four Lakes Revival

The Path to Four Lakes Revival  ICE® ZR Hammer Driving Hope Following Dam Failures  Editor: Debbie Reaney    Several lakes in mid-Michigan vanished after four dams on the Tittabawassee River faced catastrophic failures in May 2020. During severe flooding, the nearly 100-year-old Edenville Dam breached, causing floodwaters to quickly overflow the river. Other dams of four manufactured lakes connected to the river, including the Sanford Dam (the ... Read more

Cofferdam in Casco Bay

Casco Bay (Lobsters) EXPANDED  Debbie Reaney & Rick Sadler  In the Fall of 2016 Maine was in the grips of a drought when a 4-inch storm delivered some temporary but much-needed relief to Portland's streams, wells, and reservoirs.  Sadly, the storm effects delivered an unhealthy mixture of raw sewage, debris, and polluted runoff to Casco Bay in the form of nearly 69 million gallons (about 261,193,290 L) of stormwater. This nasty mixture flowed into Back C ... Read more

Meet the All-New ICE® 16VM!

Meet the All-New ICE® 16VM! (Updated 18ZV) Editor: Allison Braswell The outdated pump stations at Marsh Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Geneva, NY are at capacity and cannot accommodate significant new flows unless changes to the WWTP are made. To improve its reliability, the City of Geneva is expanding the WWTP by adding a new pump station. Today's pump stations are designed with more efficient pump/motor/drive combinations, which can be used to match pump speeds to flow rates ... Read more

Introducing The ICE® Duplex Clamp Plate

Introducing The ICE® Duplex Clamp Plate Camp Lejeune Cofferdam  Editor: Allison Braswell One of the few swing bridges left in North Carolina is being replaced. In 2018, the Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune area took a hit during Hurricane Florence, the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the Carolinas. The 67-year-old swing bridge that carries boat traffic in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Camp Lejeune had suffered damage caused by the storm, putting the safe ... Read more

Lane Con Makes Drivers’ Dreams Come True

Lane Con Makes Drivers' Dreams Come True Theme Park Fans, Rejoice! Florida "Main Street" to be Expanded Editor: Allison Braswell If a family is heading to Central Florida for a vacation, chances are that they are visiting at least one of the fun-packed theme parks in Orlando such as Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld. But, with increased travel comes worsening road congestion on Florida's Turnpike (SR 91).  With over 500 miles of toll roads, the Turnpike ... 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

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

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

Mobility in A Pinch

Driscoll Bridge Drainage System Construction Editor Alix Bemis Railroad Construction Company, Inc is a major general contractor based out of Paterson, NJ with experience and expertise in all areas of civil construction, track construction, and building construction.  For a drainage system in Keasbey, NJ under the Driscoll Bridge, Railroad Construction Company selected an ICE® Model 6E Excavator-Mounted Hydraulic Vibratory Pile Hamme ... Read more