Foundations

IDOT Torrence Avenue

IDOT Torrence Avenue

Scope

Michels built caissons and installed H-pipes for the Torrence Avenue Bridge along the Grand Calumet River. Michels used a European-style drill rig to build 14 caissons that measured 4 1/2 feet in diameter and included 4-foot rock sockets. The caissons were drilled dry and filled with free-fall concrete using a concrete pump, and are the main foundations for the bridge. Diesel impact hammers with swinging leads were used to drive 40 H-piles, each approximately 75 feet long, to support the bridge abutments.

Michels used an ABI Mobilram and crane-suspended vibratory hammers to install 270 linear feet of sheet piling to provide permanent earth retention along the roadway approaches.

Adherence to the construction schedule was critical because work needed to be completed before a moratorium on construction in a fish habitat. Additionally, crews contended with sinking soil under the drill rig as well as rock and concrete obstructions during installation of the H-piles and sheeting walls.

  • Michels built caissons and installed H-pipes for the Torrence Avenue Bridge along the Grand Calumet River.

Projects

Michels designed and installed an Earth Retention System (ERS) for a new pedestrian tunnel that was bored under three live Metra and Union Pacific rail lines.

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Metra Lombard Station

Illinois

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Metra Lombard Station

Michels worked in close proximity to live freight and pedestrian rail traffic and overhead rail signal lines to construct a temporary pedestrian train platform.

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Train Platform

Illinois

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Train Platform

Michels installed 400 LF of sheet piling and 992 pipe piles to support construction in downtown Milwaukee.

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Fiserv Forum

Wisconsin

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Fiserv Forum

Michels scope of work is to install 242 drilled shafts to support the piers for anew bridge. The installation of the drilled shafts was completed with the simultaneous use of up to four drill rigs. Utilizing barges, 233 drilled shafts were installed in the river. Michels crews also installed 7-foot and 10-foot permanent steel casing into bedrock for each shaft.

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I-74 Mississippi River Bridge

Illinois

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I-74 Mississippi River Bridge

Michels constructed an underground water retention cistern inside of an occupied apartment  building. Due to historic water levels in Milwaukee, WI, a parking garage had been underwater and inaccessible since March of 2019.

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210 Water Street

Wisconsin

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210 Water Street

Michels Foundations was contracted to install drilled shafts to support a newly constructed replacement bridge for a Railway Company in Old Monroe, MO.

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Old Monroe Railway Bridge

Missouri

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Old Monroe Railway Bridge

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