Project Details

BEAR was hired to repair and re-build several hundred feet of existing seawall that had failed along the Chicago Sanitary and Shipping Canal. Safety was paramount as crews safely worked off barges, coordinated soil remediation efforts, re-routed product piping, installed a temporary off-loading area with containment and communicated with the US coast guard and local jurisdictions in order to complete the project on-time and within budget. Critical improvements included demolition of existing oil water separator and underground piping, demolishing portions of the existing wood bulkhead, driving new sheet pile, installing soil tie backs, new product piping, manifolds and gate valves used to offload product from barges and the installation of a new concrete containment area. A new marine barge gangway was provided for crews to access barges from shore.