The Rova Farms Bridge in Ocean County, NJ was originally built in 1929 as part of the infrastructure that is known today as historic Rova Farms. Located in Jackson Township, NJ, the bridge is being replaced with steel and concrete structure to protect the bridge from flooding & water damage.
The historic location of Rova Farms Bridge was discovered by Russian settlers in the 1700s. It became a gathering place for Russian Americans where Russian traditions could continue and flourish; In 1934 The Russian Consolidated Mutual Aid Society of America, (ROOVA), bought 1,600 acres of land in the historic Cassville section of town and established a rural cultural center known today as Rova Farms. This site contains two historic Russian Orthodox Churches, Saint Vladimir Memorial Church and Saint Mary's Russian Orthodox Church, as well as a Russian restaurant and a flea market. The area was a resort throughout 1940's & 50's.
Rova Bridge was actually a dam & spill way for Cassville Lake. Route 571/ Cassville road runs over the bridge in Ocean County, NJ & can be quite a busy area at times. The water from the lake was starting to undermine the road during heavy rains which caused major flooding. Lucas Brothers Construction had won the bid to replace the bridge/dam/spillway. The plan was to replace the current bridge & widen the spill way for the lake. They would also increase the safety of the bridge by adding shoulder space, updated guard rails & parapets. Lucas Brothers started the job in July of 2011 & is expected to finish in July of 2012. This 1.5 million dollar bridge project seemed easy enough however it was far from just another bridge & was full of challenges.
Pat Kipp the Superintendent for Lucas Brothers Construction had to manage multiple priorities in addition to construction. The Rova Farms District is listed on the states register of Historic Places. The bridge, dam & spillway are considered contributing resources to the Historic district. They had to attach the new structure to an older section of the spillway without damaging the older pieces. There were vibration monitors that had to be set up for 2 nearby residential structures & the old spillway. Some of the piles had to be predrilled and the work area was very small. There were power lines that ran over the job that could not be moved far enough away & had to be de?energized when pile driving. Managing the flow of the water during the construction was also very tricky. Lucas Brothers couldn't disturb the waterway during certain times of the year as per the DEP Bureau of Dam & Safety & Flood Control. They also could not spill anything down on to the existing waterway & had to attach to part of the old spillway. The state wanted all traffic lanes to stay open during the construction and due to the area being prone to floods; the work was tough to keep on schedule during rainy times. There were also environmental concerns & spawning fish.
The job had to be done in sections in order to keep the road open. Lucas Bros had added to the east side of the bridge first & then routed the traffic over there. Lucas Bros used several models of ICE® vibratory drivers on different occasions during the various windows of driving opportunity. They were able to utilize ICE's solutions for vibration sensitive areas such as this historical bridge replacement where older structures must be preserved. The zero-resonance vibratory driver/extractors do not vibrate during startup and shutdown eliminating vibration in the damaging range by adjusting eccentric moment to zero during start-up and shut-down. Lucas Brothers used a combination of variable moment, zero-resonance and low head room vibratory hammers to make this job as friendly to the historic environment as the road remaining open was to the residence of this area.
They drove both permanent sheeting & temporary shoring. Lucas Bros had to drive 25' PZ?27's for the permanent & 25'of various types sheeting for the temporary. A variable moment hammer drove a large road plate (8' wide x ¾" thick x 20' long) & some 45' H-Beams in no time & was very impressive while keeping initial vibration shock to a minimum.
In some of the mid phases of this job they had to bring in the impact hammers to ensure proper and safe foundations. Driving these closed end flat bottom 12" x 60' long piles was the ICE® I-12 impact hammers.
Once the bridge deck was poured, they could demolish sections of the old bridge, which were separated from sections to remain by cable cutting through 4 foot thick concrete walls and footings. The old section of the 20 inch thick bridge deck had to be cut into several 54 inch wide manageable pieces with an oversized road saw for removal. They were extremely heavy & fragile. The pieces had to be loaded in a postage stamp size work area with traffic moving by. Installing & handling some of the pre?fab sections of the new bridge required some very intricate rigging as well as they needed to be tripped in mid-air once unloaded.
International Construction Company, Inc. announces a new location to accommodate growth of the regional area and to best assist our clients.
The World's One-Stop Foundation Shop, International Construction Equipment, Inc. (ICE®) is the leading international manufacturer and distributor of vibratory drivers and extractors, diesel hammers, hydraulic hammers, excavator-mounted rotary heads and hammers, large and small-bore drill tooling, limited access drills, Comacchio drilling rigs and other deep foundation equipment.
ICE®, located in Matthews, NC, provides goods and services from many regional US offices and international locations including a large network of dealers and service centers. ICE® has been growing steadily since its inception in 1974 and recently announced the newest location at 412 Harvey Blvd, Belle Chasse, La 70037.
"We are always looking for new and better ways to assist our clients. One of the easiest ways to help customers gain improved support from our regional branch locations is to make more equipment available for rent. When we increase available equipment, we also require expansion of our location to enable our team to perform tests and maintenance on this extended amount of equipment. Our goal is to ensure when the rental unit goes to a new job site is has already been tested and is ready to perform the necessary task at hand... Saving our customer time and money." explains Christian Cunningham, ICE® Operations Manager. "We choose this location in Belle Chase, Louisiana, based on our customers' demands and the increased construction on the gulf coast. This latest expansion allows us to be in closer proximity to major access roads, while continuing to meet the needs of customers unique job challenges presented with each project." states the ICE® LA Regional Manager, Bill Spatz.
From their new expanded branch location in Belle Chasse, LA, ICE® continues to be to meet the needs of contractors in the Gulf Shores with customized solutions and will remain to be the number one source for the world's most recognizable, sought after and desired equipment by providing a full spectrum of high performance equipment and customized solutions as they continue to grow during their 4th decade.
ICE® handles both sales and rental agreements for all of their innovative products in order to boost customer efficiency making them more competitive in today's market. Please feel free to contact ICE® at 888-ICE-USA1 / firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their web at WWW.ICEUSA.COM
Russia's economy is proving to be remarkably robust despite the international financial crisis and the downturn in the global economy. Increasing oil prices have resulted in an augmentation of consumption and investments.
Because of these facts, iCON has been visiting the CCT exhibition in Moscow in June to look for a dealer business partner and direct sales to Russian customers.
During this visit iCON finished the deal with Technique, Stroy Tech Import. Troy Tech bought the first delivered 25ZR variable moment vibrotory hammer in Europe. This vibrotary will be delivered in July 2012. More deals in Rusia are comming up soon.
The Mazbud exhibition is the largest fair in Poland for all International Construction Equipment and Special Vehicles. More than 1000 companies from all over the world, the representatives of the largest international brands and companies will present their equipment and services. During this exhibition iCON foundation Equipment will show together with the Polish delaer Archon Sp. its new model 25ZR variable moment vibrotory hammer on the European market.
The 25ZR has a maximum of 25kgm eccentric moment, spinning at 2300 vpm. The advantages of the 25ZR lie in its low weight, just under 5 tonnes including the sheet clamp, making it the highest amplitude machine in the 25 kgm class. Next to this fact, the 25ZR has a stepped gearcase making it possible to put the drive motors in line with the gearcase and not on top of it.
We are looking forward to meet visitors of the Maszbud exhibition. You´ll find us outside on the stand of Archon Sp. For receiving a free badge or further questions please give us a call or send an email to email@example.com.
Intermat,is the second largest construction sector exhibition worldwide and takes place in 2012 from april 16 till April 21 in Paris, France. During this Intermat tradeshow, iCON foundation Equipment, a subisudary of International Construction Equipment Inc., will introduce its new model 25ZR variable moment vibrotory hammer on the European market.
The 25ZR has a maximum of 25kgm eccentric moment, spinning at 2300 vpm. The machine has been extensively tested, first in the USA and then on location in the Netherlands. This testing has proved the performance and the durability of this new machine.
The advantages of the 25ZR lie in its low weight, just under 5 tonnes including the sheet clamp, making it the highest amplitude machine in the 25 kgm class. Next to this fact, the 25ZR has a stepped gearcase making it possible to put the drive motors in line with the gearcase and not on top of it.
We are looking forward to meet visitors of the exhibition. You´ll find us on Zone Demo A & B (Exterieur 2) stand nr. E2 C018. For receiving a free badge or further questions please give us a call or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.