North Central Region Wide Bridge Repair
Adams, Marathon and Portage Counties Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Bureau of Project Development, Rm. 601
PO Box 7916
Madison, WI 53707-7916
Work consisted of the removal and replacement of damaged wing walls at three bridge locations. Work required traffic control and the installation of sheet pile to stabilize the road during construction. Included replacement of asphalt and curbing as required.
Modifications to Jed Johnson, Lake Elmer Thomas, and Rush Dams
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Engineering – Dam Safety Branch
4301 North Fairfax Drive, Room 7067
Arlington, VA 22203
8181 East Tufts Avenue
Denver, CO 80237
Established in 1901, Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 546 refuges throughout the United States managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service. The 59,020 acre Refuge hosts a rare piece of the past – a remnant mixed grass prairie, an island where the natural grasslands escaped destruction because the rocks underfoot defeated the plow.
Work consisted of the following repairs: Epoxy repair of horizontal joints, waterstop repairs, flushing and repair of piezometers, replaced piezometer cable and conduits as required and installed new stainless steel covers; installation and repair of light fixtures and exit signs, flushing of foundation drains and weir plate modifications.
Utility Tunnel Maintenance and Repair
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Wisconsin Department of Administration
Division of State Facilities
1601 Ramona Drive
Racine, WI 53406
Ring & Duchateau
10101 W. Innovation Drive, #200
Milwaukee, WI 53226-4831
Strand Associates Inc.
910 West Wingra Drive
Madison, WI 53715-194
Work consisted of making repairs and upgrades to underground walk-thru utility tunnel. Work included extensive concrete repairs, waterproofing and polyurethane injection. Work required concrete wire sawing to remove tunnel ceilings without disturbing the existing utility ducts.
Repair/ Replace Missing Deck and Curb Bolts
Rock Island Arsenal Government Bridge, Structure 320
Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois
Department of the Army
US Army Garrison-Rock Island Arsenal
1 Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island, IL 61299-5000
The Government Bridge, or Arsenal Bridge, spans the Mississippi River connecting Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa. It is located near upper Mississippi mile 483, adjacent to Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 15. The current structure, the fourth in a succession at this location, includes a swing section to accommodate traffic navigating the locks.
Made various repairs to the deck panel connections to the bridge structure. Work included extensive welding operations and was performed at night. Included inspecting and documenting all of the connections.
Ash Pit Vault/ Coal Hoppers Repair
536 South Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60605
General Services Administration
219 S. Dearborn, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60604
Teng & Associates
205 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601-5924
The Federal Building at 536 S. Clark Street is located in downtown Chicago across from the Chicago Stock Exchange and was constructed at the turn of the century.
In the abandoned coal hoppers and ash pit existed the original steel columns encased in concrete that supported the west end of the building. These were excavated, inspected and repaired as required. Existing drain piping in ash pit area was replaced and ash pit was filled with cellular flowable foam. Coal hopper columns were again encased in concrete to provide fireproofing and all openings accessing coal hoppers were replaced with concrete. The existing sewage ejector system, some existing drains and basins were removed and replaced.
Trempealeau Electrical and Trail Head Improvements
Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1 Federal Drive
Ft. Snelling, MN 55111
The work was performed on the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. This 6,226-acre Refuge lies within the Mississippi flyway, along the Mississippi River in western Wisconsin. It is an isolated backwater, cut off from the Mississippi and Trempealeau rivers by dikes, providing needed resting and feeding areas for waterfowl and other birds.
Project consists of site improvements that provide paved parking and ADA accessibility upgrades including exposed aggregate concrete walkways, concrete curbing, electrical event receptacles, new entry gates, and roadway resurfacing. Work was carried out on schedule despite two major flood events.