Earth Retention Systems

Cle Elum Dam

Cle Elum Dam

Scope

Michels Construction, Inc. was selected as the foundation contractor to design and build the earth retention system for a 20-foot wide fish passage structure for the Cle Elum Dam. When the dam was built in 1933, the construction of fish passages were not included, resulting in the decline of a diverse habitat. The new structure is expected to benefit several species of fish.

The project included the installation of 102 880mm fully cased soldier piles to depths ranging from 35 to 95 feet, 222 tiebacks at an average depth of 70 feet, and 31,000 square feet of shotcrete lagging. Due to the steep slope, the project was divided into 6 different benches to provide level pads for the drill and crane to work.

  • Michels was selected as the foundation contractor to design and build the earth retention system for a 20-foot wide fish passage structure for the Cle Elum Dam.
  • Michels was selected as the foundation contractor to design and build the earth retention system for a 20-foot wide fish passage structure for the Cle Elum Dam.
  • Michels was selected as the foundation contractor to design and build the earth retention system for a 20-foot wide fish passage structure for the Cle Elum Dam.

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.

Earth Retention Systems

Metra Lombard Station

Illinois

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Metra Lombard Station

Michels Corporation completed a deep foundations package for a rail bridge to carry the Rock Island Metra tracks over tracks used by Amtrak and freight trains, eliminating at grade crossings.

Earth Retention Systems

Metra Flyover Bridge

Illinois

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Metra Flyover Bridge

Michels performed inbound and outbound structure construction.

Earth Retention Systems

Lake Shore Drive

Illinois

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Lake Shore Drive

Michels installed various forms of earth retention systems using steel sheet pile, secant shafts and drilled shafts. The customer required deep foundations in an area with a high water table. The earth retention systems Michels installed allowed crews to pour the foundations in a dry working area.

Earth Retention Systems

Matalco

Wisconsin

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Matalco

Michels designed and installed a 500-linear-foot sheet pile wall with three levels of tieback anchors for a permanent earth retention system.

Earth Retention Systems

Children's Hospital Parking Lot

Minnesota

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Children's Hospital Parking Lot

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