Rob't J. Baggett, Inc.
Industrial Construction - Plant Maintenance

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Winner AGC Alabama 2008 Build Alabama Award New,
Heavy Industrial Construction


After Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers closed the Mississippi River outlet to deep-draft shipping. That meant International Shipholding Corporation had to quickly relocate the only U.S.-to-Mexico rail car ferry terminal. Reconstruction of the New Orleans facility included intermodal railroad relocation, geometry changes to ASD Boulevard, storm water management and the construction of the elevated railroad deck, plus on-grade rails and bridges. In order to reestablish rail ferry service as soon as possible, construction had to begin long before design could be completed. And crews worked seven days a week.

Coordination was essential from the start. During site clearing, more than 500 timber piles and over 100 Raymond piles had to be removed. But removal required pipe piles (handled by a separate contractor) to be driven to a greater depth. Previously fabricated material had to be retrofitted to fit the new geometry. Ten sixty-ton loading ramps as well as several thousand tons of additional steel and construction materials had to be moved to Mobile, Cooperation with other contractors and the Alabama State Port Authority established the new CGR Ferry system on time and enhanced with a hydraulic ramp lifting system.










759 Holcombe Avenue Mobile, AL 36606
Phone: 251-473-3290 / Fax: 251-473-7606
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