SAK Completes Boring of 3,200-Ft Lemay Redundant Force Main

The St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) marked a milestone May 19, 2014, when a 150-ton tunnel boring machine (TBM) broke through the final few feet on the 11.25-ft diameter, 3,200-lf Lemay Redundant Force Main beneath the River Des Peres in south St. Louis. The tunnel will permit MSD’s Lemay...

Nicholson Awarded Repair Work for Washington’s Wanapum Dam

Nicholson Construction was recently awarded a contract for significant repair work at Grant County Public Utility District’s Wanapum Dam in Central Washington. Water levels behind the 55-year old dam had to be lowered by 26 ft for stabilization and repairs after a 65-ft-long fracture in the dam was...

Worker Killed on Deep Rock Tunnel Connector Project

William Isaac Simpson, 25, was killed June 13 while working on the Deep Rock Tunnel Connector project in Indianapolis, according to various media reports. According to the coroner’s report, Simpson’s death was accidental and the result of a head injury. Details of the accident were not immediately...

Contractor Announces Details of Repair Work Plan for SR 99 TBM

Bertha, the State Route 99 tunneling machine, has always been big. The focus now is on rebuilding Bertha and making her better, according to a new repair work plan unveiled June 16, by Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP), the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) design-build contractor for the...

SANY America Names Easton Sales & Rentals Excavator Dealer for Houston, Albuquerque

Easton Sales & Rentals LLC has been named the SANY America excavator dealer for areas in Houston, Texas, and Albuquerque, N.M. “There is great need for excavators in the markets of Texas and New Mexico,” said Eric Teague, vice president of earthmoving at SANY America. “Easton is a very solid...

Doing Big Things in Small Spaces

Compact Brokk Adds Efficiency, Safety to POMT Cross Passage Work From a vast army of workers to gargantuan machines to immense volumes of material being moved, almost everything about the PortMiami Tunnel (POMT) project points to tunneling on a massive scale. Almost. The star of this underground and...

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