Beaver River Bridge Replacement

The Beaver River Bridge located just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, is being reconstructed and the project is now approaching the third and final phase of the process. This project, in North Sewickley Township, Homewood Borough and Big Beaver Borough in Beaver County, involves the complete replacement of the Mainline Bridge over the Beaver River. Along with the Beaver River Ridge construction, two miles of the Turnpike's east-west mainline (Interstate 76) between Milepost 12 and Milepost 14 PA ... Read more

New Ferry Terminal in Boca De Chila – Nayarit, Mexico

New Ferry Terminal in Boca De Chila Nayarit, Mexico  Edited by Debbie Reaney After almost seven years of negotiations and paperwork, the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (FONATUR) has donated a four-hectare property on Litibú Beach in Punta de Mita to the Naval Secretary of the Mexican Navy to build an advanced naval station. 100 billion Mexican Pesos ($584 Million US) is being invested in the project, which will be financed, in equal parts, by the state, the municipa ... Read more

Omaha’s Newest & Tallest Tower

Omaha's Newest & Tallest Tower  Editor: Allison Braswell A new 44-story statement piece in Omaha, NE is set to dominate its cityscape! Construction of the 677-foot Mutual of Omaha tower, a leading insurance company headquartered in the city, began in January 2023. The $600-million project calls for 800,000 square feet of office space, luxury apartments on the upper floors, and amenities such as a fitness center and a rooftop terrace. The chamber of commerce forecasts 3 ... 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

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

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

Howard Frankland Bridge Project

Editor: Debbie Reaney  One of the busiest bridges in the Tampa Bay area is getting a complete overhaul. The Howard Frankland Bridge that connects St. Petersburg and I-275 to Tampa sees 180,000 motorists daily. The original portion of the bridge constructed in the late 1950's will be demolished once the rebuilt northbound bridge is completed. This will be no small feat, as the almost 3-mile-long bridge will grow from its current 4 -lane structure to an 8-lane bridge with two expre ... Read more