Revamped Highway by the Rio Grande

Revamped Highway by the Rio Grande I-25/Williamsburg Interchange Improvements Editor: Allison Braswell A 2022 auto insurance comparison study revealed that New Mexico is tied with Texas atop the list of U.S. states with the worst drivers. 470 is the number of traffic fatalities that sadly occurred on New Mexico roads in 2021--a 10% increase from the 2019 total. Fortunately, New Mexico residents see the light at the end of the tunnel with the highway bridge replacement and ... Read more

It’s Smooth Sailing with Refreshed Boat Launch

It's Smooth Sailing with Refreshed Boat Launch Merritt Point Park Boat Ramp Editor: Allison Braswell    Merritt Point Park in Dundalk, Maryland, is a local favorite for outdoor recreation. In addition to its charming horseshoe pits and illuminated ball diamonds, this 36.3-acre waterfront park features a dual-lane boat launch that invites boaters and paddlers out onto Bullneck Creek, which flows into Chesapeake Bay. The Old Line State is known for offering some of th ... Read more

Largest Industrial Project in Arkansas History

Largest Industrial Project in Arkansas History ICE® Equipment Takes on Mega Mill Editor: Allison Braswell When the $1.3 billion (about $4 per person in the US) Big River Steel "Flex Mill" opened in Osceola, AR in 2017, it was the newest and most advanced flat rolled mill in North America. That was before United States Steel (U.S. Steel) acquired Big River Steel, which paved the way for a revolutionary breakthrough in the steel industry.  In early 2022, U.S. Steel broke g ... 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

Creating Safer Recreational Grounds in Lower Manhattan

Creating Safer Recreational Grounds in Lower Manhattan  Editor: Allison Braswell    As sea levels are on the rise due to coastal storms and other threats posed by climate change, the City of New York is taking action to protect parks, neighborhoods, and vegetation across 2.4 miles of Manhattan's East Side against storm damage and flooding. Beginning in Fall 2020, the $1.45-billion East Side Coastal Resiliency Project involves elevating East River Park, ins ... Read more

ICE® I-125 Driving Against the Current

ICE® I-125 Driving Against the Current  Editor: Debbie Reaney  Recently, the Buckeye, LLP Terminal in Jacksonville, FL expanded their docking locations to facilitate the movement of more cargo. This terminal is primarily used for liquid petroleum products, which are in high demand as the spring and summer travel seasons approach. The overall project purpose was to make changes to the existing dock to improve the mooring for oil carrier vessels. The dock improvements sup ... Read more

Dooker’s Hollow Bridge Driven Piles

Dooker's Hollow Bridge Driven Piles Editor: Alix Bemis The Dooker's Hollow Bridge in Braddock, PA was originally built in 1940 and carries approximately 2,500 vehicles each day. The bridge connects Bell Avenue in North Braddock Borough and Center Street in East Pittsburgh Borough over O'Connell Boulevard. Before being demolished in February 2021, the original structure was a 635-foot-long arched cantilever truss bridge and will be replaced with a 660-foot-long steel girder span. Allison Park ... Read more

SLC Airport Phase-2 Construction

SLC Airport Phase-2: Dewatering and Earth Retention Editor Alix Bemis The SLCDA, Salt Lake City Corporation Department of Airports, wrapped up phase-1 of their historic Terminal Redevelopment Program (TRP) in late 2020 and began working on phase-2 construction. As a key contributor to this historic project, Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction (RLW) was awarded three separate alternative delivery construction contracts by SLCDA for TRP phase-2. Phase-2 of this project will include a 125-foot-wide ... Read more

Building Bridges over The railroads

Northland Rivergate Overcrossing Construction Editor: Alix Bemis The Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) $25.8 million Northland Rivergate Overcrossing project began in October 2019. Cascade Bridge LLC was awarded the contract to build the bridge that spans the Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF tracks. The five-span bridge will be 830-feet long and will replace a crossing on North Rivergate Boulevard. The purpose of this project is to ease traffic congestion and long backups caused by ... Read more

Switching Gears to Drive Pile

G&M Earthmoving Driving Sheet Pile with an ICE I-30 Editor Alix Bemis In Northport, NY (Northshore of Long Island), G&M Earthmoving is driving 35' and 40' Steel Sheets in some tough material. They started with an ICE® Model 50B Vibratory Driver & Extractor, but the material was too tough. G&M Earthmoving switched gears and went with an ICE® Model I-30 Single-Acting Diesel Pile Hammer along with ICE ... Read more