Hillsdale fabricated 130 stop logs and a lifting beam to the oldest public port on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, the Port of Pine Bluff. Prior to shipping, our quality team function tested the lifting beam mechanism and balanced each stop log to ensure all components were operational.
Hillsdale Fabricators was selected to fabricate new flood gates and permanent closure structures to protect the St. Louis riverfront against flooding from the Mississippi River. Using our nearby river yard, we prefabricated and shipped the project’s large swing gates. We worked closely with USACE and installation contractor Kienlen Constructors to address design and logistical issues […]
In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina sent surges of water into the New Orleans Inner Harbor Navigation Canal. The water overflowed canal walls and levees, causing major destruction. To protect the city and her people from hurricane damage in the future, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers initiated construction of the Seabrook Gates Complex across the […]
The Olmsted project utilized a first-in-the US “in-the-wet” method to build two 110’ by 1200’ locks and a dam comprised of five tainter gates, 1,400’ of boat-operated wickets and a fixed weir. Concrete shells, weighing as much as 2,700 tons, produced at an on-site precast yard were attached to lifting frames. A 5,000-ton gantry crane […]