Earth Retention Systems

Metra Lombard Station

Metra Lombard Station

Scope

Michels Construction, Inc. designed and installed an Earth Retention System (ERS) for a new pedestrian tunnel that was bored under three live rail lines. The ERS consisted of 600,000 pounds of hot-rolled sheets as well as 100,000 pounds of structural steel for internal bracing.

Michels Construction expedited the project by using two of its ABI Mobirams equipped with vibratory hammers to simultaneously install sheets on the east and west sides of the track. Sheeting lines were located 9 feet from the centerline of the existing tracks. Michels used terrain cranes equipped with telescoping handlers to install and remove the internal bracing.

  • 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.

Projects

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 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.

Earth Retention Systems

Cle Elum Dam

Washington

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Cle Elum Dam

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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