IHBRR Bridge 47C

scope of work

  • Work Performed at Four Different Bridge Locations
  • Installed 44 Piles for a New Abutment
  • 35 Soldier Piles Installed for ERS
  • Installed Over 10,000SF of Sheeting
  • Utilized Tierods for ERS Support
  • Constructed Jacking and Receiving Pits
  • Constructed Jumpspan to Support Live Train Traffic
  • Worked Around Live Train Traffic


Deep Foundation
Earth Retention


March 2019

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Project Summary

Stalworth began work for the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad at Bridge 47C. We installed 44 piles to serve as the deep foundation for the abutments of a new railroad bridge. Stalworth also installed multiple earth retention systems consisting sheeting, drilled and driven solider piles and lagging, as well as bracing in order to allow the abutment to be installed in stages. To keep train traffic running we constructed and installed jump span on piles during an outage period.

After the bridge work was completed IHB contracted Stalworth to return and install jacking and boring pits for excavations up to 12-feet deep with one level of bracing. Earth retention solutions were also requested for multiple other locations. We installed sheet piling on both ends of an abutment on School Street for an 8' excavation. Sheet piling was also installed on both end of an additional abutment and capped to be left exposed supporting the sloped grading going forward. One last additional system was constructed to support the grading down from the Washington Bridge. In this scenario the sheeting was also left exposed, painted and capped. Tierods were installed to a deadman system at this location to support the additional surcharge from the rail tracks supported.

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