Owner: Maine Water Company
Partner: Sargent Corporation
Type: Access Platform/Trestle, Subaqueous Pipeline
Location: Skowhegan, Maine
Project Description: H.B. Fleming installed a 260-foot long trestle to accommodate a 110-ton crane and excavators, excavated a trench for the new water intake line, and fused and sunk a new 12″ HDPT pipe with intake screen.
Challenge: Install a new water intake during a short in-water work window in the middle of winter.
Solution: A work trestle was used to provide access to dig the pipe trench quickly and set a 15,000-pound precast platform in the middle of the river.