Bejac Corporation Helps Demolish Sixth Street Bridge
Since its construction, this iconic bridge — stretching 3,500 feet in length and over 60 feet in height, spanning across the Los Angeles River and Santa Ana Freeway, local streets and 18 active railroad tracks — has been a prominent filming location for dozens of high-profile movies, including “Furious 7,” “Grease,” “Terminator 2” and “Gone in 60 Seconds.” Originally constructed in 1932, the 50,000 cubic yards of concrete have since deteriorated due to alkali-silica reactivity (ASR). Due to the location of the bridge, this included working alongside numerous governmental agencies, including the city of Los Angeles, Caltrans, the Federal Highway Administration, five railroad agencies, the U.S. Throughout the process, Silverado worked within tight time frames to accommodate the restrictions and requirements of the many stakeholders: The freeway was shut down for 36 hours for the first part of the demolition, while the east and west bank rails were closed for 59- and 56-hour windows, respectively. According to Robert Cycon, vice president and general manager at Bejac, to ensure the project moved forward in a timely manner, Bejac’s technicians worked on-site alongside Silverado’s crews to provide service and maintenance during critical phases of demolition.
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Usen Castle Demolition Could be Delayed
Usen Castle at Brandeis University is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Waltham Historical Commission will hold a meeting Monday to review plans by Brandeis University to tear down parts of the historic Usen Castle, and will discuss whether to impose a one-year demolition delay. The commission will consider a demolition delay because the castle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is considered a building of historical significance. (more…)
Demolition Next Door threatens fragile artifacts at the Penn Museum
An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has moved thousands of ancient treasures offsite and is using vibration sensors to monitor delicate items still on display while an earth-shaking demolition project continues next door. The Penn Museum – which houses mummies, a Sphinx, pottery and other historical pieces excavated worldwide – has also modified exhibits to prevent damage to fragile objects and ensure they can remain on view. Vibrations from heavy machinery can really mess with the integrity of the artifacts and cause some to move within their exhibits, said museum special projects coordinator Robert Thurlow. (more…)
Final Demolition of the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (K-25 Plant)
A high-reach machine is used to start demolishing the four-story, 10-acre K-27 Building on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. K-27 is the last of the big five uranium-enriching buildings at the former K-25 site, now known as East Tennessee Technology Park or Heritage Center. (Photo by John Huotari/Oak Ridge Today)
Demolition started Monday on K-27, the last of the big five uranium-enriching buildings at the former K-25 site, and officials expect the work to be complete by the end of the year. Completion of the K-27 demolition work by the end of the year is part of DOEs Vision 2016, which calls for the removal of all gaseous diffusion buildings from the site by the end of the year. (more…)
Floyd Casey Stadium Demolition
This aerial photo shows Floyd Casey Stadium as crews start the demolition process. Egon Schlottmann photo credit.
Demolition is underway on Floyd Casey Stadium (Waco TX), said Brian Nicholson, Baylor University vice president for operations and facilities management. Materials recycling will be a priority during the project, as all parts of the stadium will be sorted as demolition progresses, and as much material as possible will be salvaged for scrap or recycled, according to the article. (more…)
Perrysburg Boat Club Building Demolition
Workers from Klumm Excavating and Demolition in Holland demolish the Perrysburg Boat Club today in Perrysburg.
Perrysburg Boat Club Building Demolition | When demolition of the Perrysburg Boat Club building began early today, local historian Richard Baranowski arrived to take photos of crews at work. He took photos and talked to fellow residents who watched the building, which was the Perrysburgs Waterworks Building before the boat club moved into it in 1936, come down early today. (more…)
Courtesy PhotoSeen here from documents on the city’s website is the former incinerator building at the transfer station on Swampscott Road in Salem. The city is seeking bids to start a cleanup of the site.
Since the 1960s, a transfer station on Swampscott Road, visible from Highland Avenue, has been an albatross for the area, according to Mayor Kim Driscoll, due to an uncapped ash landfill waiting to be cleaned up. Northside Carting, a North Andover-based trash hauler, began renting and managing the site in 1994, and had plans to buy the site, clean up the contamination and build a new transfer station there. (more…)
Demolition on Chattanooga’ s North Shore Reveals Historic Ads
Construction workers demolishing a building uncovered one-of-a-kind art work on Wednesday. Crews have been working to construct a new building on Chattanooga’s North Shore. They had to tear down the building that was there, and in the process, they unveiled a piece of Chattanooga’s history: a wall of old advertisements. The building that was just torn down wasn’t built until 1952 so the wall was painted sometime in that period. (more…)
Monsour Medical Center Demolition
Demolition moves along by Dore & Associates Contracting Inc. on the Monsour Medical Center along Route 30 in Jeannette on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.
Monsour Medical Center Demolition | The Monsour Medical Center, located in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1952 by Howard, Roy, Robert and William Monsour as a roadside clinic in “Senator Brown’s Mansion” along U.S. Route 30. In October of 2015, county commissioners awarded a $1.1 million contract to Dore & Associates of Michigan to remove asbestos and other hazardous materials on the 6.4-acre site. Jason Rigone, executive director of the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp., which is overseeing the demolition, said removal of asbestos from two buildings near Pennsylvania Avenue has been completed. The buildings contained asbestos floor tiles and adhesives that had to be removed before the structures could be torn down. Asbestos removal on the main facilitys distinctive multistory tower will continue as demolition begins on the smaller buildings, Rigone said.
Deterioration of the historic downtown Albany Theater has led city officials to consider demolition of the building. (Staff Photo: Carlton Fletcher)
Albany Theater Possible Demolition
Historic Downtown Albany Theater | Planning Director Paul Forgey told the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority (ADICA) at its board meeting Tuesday evening that, in all likelihood, the historic downtown Albany Theater will be demolished. During a meeting held at the Flint River Quarium, Forgey said that the deterioration of the historic theater, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, makes demolition all but inevitable. (more…)