Repairing I-95 Viaduct

Rhodeworks Initiative  Editor: Ashley Steele  In a study, Rhode Island ranked last in existing bridge conditions. Around 2016, the governor at the time started the "Rhodeworks" initiative to replace and secure deficient bridges throughout the state before they crumbled. The I-95 Viaduct is one of those bridges which will become safer and sturdier when the redesign and structural reinforcements work is completed.  The I-95 viaduct in Providence, Rhode Island is being rebuilt t ... Read more

Historic Williams Brice Stadium

ICE® Comacchio Drill Rig creates mobilization improvements in historic stadium  Editor: Ashley Steele  Back in 1934, the Williams Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC was built to accommodate 17,400 spectators. The home of the University of South Carolina, Gamecocks, has been expanding ever since its conception and now accommodates more than 80,000 football fans on game day. Thanks to the most recent additions, this stadium will not only have more seating and food areas, but the new elevato ... Read more

Better than Robotics: Dam Drilling

What do the Blue Stone Dam and remote-control drilling have in common?  Editor: Ashley Steele For over 20 years, the 1949 Blue Stone Dam has been an extensive repair project due to a 1998 Dam Safety Assurance (DSA) Report showing that this dam was hydrologically deficient. The construction project to repair this deficiency broke ground in 2001 and is currently in phase 5 of this renovation. Located in West Virginia approximately one and a half miles upstream from the city of Hinton, Th ... Read more

Railroad Bridges are Delicate Repairs

Comacchio MC8DHT  Editor: Ashley Steele  One in every five bridges of the over5,800 in South Dakota are considered "structurally deficient". The Wasta Rail Bridge in Wasta, South Dakota is no stranger to repair as this unique bridge was relocated by frugal railroad companies dating back to the 1920s. This unique structure was fused with additional truss bridges from the local area, giving it an exceedingly rare design. History alone has mandated repairing and not replacing the str ... Read more

ICE® Comacchio CH450 Saves Lives

Hurricane Ida Damage was Catastrophic Editor: Ashley Steele Hurricane Ida caused a record $66 billion (about $200 per person in the USA) worth of damage to the northeast of the United States. It was the second most damaging hurricane to make landfall in the USA, just behind the damage caused to the gulf by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. To this day, portions of the Northeast are still working to recover from Ida's trail of destruction from the&n ... Read more

Protecting our ground water for future generations

ICE ® Comacchio Rig aids in saving our environment The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has the responsibility of evaluating physical and environmental risks presented by former manufactured gas plants (aka MGP). Testing was done on soil and groundwater at the vacant K-Babylon site to determine contamination levels post usage. The results required immediate expertise to ... Read more