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.