Project Updates

  • Muir Bridge Contractor’s night crew pours deck on first of four spans

    Contractor’s night crew pours deck on first of four spans By Jason Washler, PE Last week Davis Construction poured the concrete deck on the first of four spans of Muir’s new Twin Rivers Bridge. This work must be done at night to comply with the temperature specifications.

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  • Boardman River alive and well at site of former Brown Bridge Dam

    By Jim Hegarty, PE On my way to a speaking engagement in Traverse City last week, I stopped by the former site of the Brown Bridge Dam that was removed from the iconic Boardman River in 2013. P&N provided engineering evaluations in 2008, to a team led by Environmental Consulting & Technology that studied the removal of […]

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  • PARCC Side blower design wins Consumers Energy award

    The North Kent Sewer Authority’s PARCC Side Clean Water Plant recently received Consumers Energy’s Large Commercial Project of the Year Award. Prein&Newhof designed a blower replacement for its aeration system, which ended up lowering PARCC Side’s annual energy bill by $100,000. It met Consumers’ criteria for a project that provided energy savings, was innovative and […]

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  • Morley bridge project improves creek habitat, stops erosion

    By Jim Hegarty, PE It’s been five years since P&N designed a new culvert on Two Mile Road where it crosses over Big Creek in the Village of Morley. I stopped by recently to see how some of its design features are working. Morley was delighted with the project because they received a grant from […]

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  • Study shows Manton Dam removal increased trout population

    A recent study authored by the MDNR Fisheries Division and the Conservation Resources Alliance shows removing the Manton Dam in 2011 improved trout habitat and numbers in Manton Creek. Prein&Newhof worked with both entities to study, design and permit the Manton Dam removal. For more information about the Manton Dam removal or to talk about […]

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  • P&N client saves $100,000/year in energy costs

    PARCC Side CWP blower design named Consumers Energy’s Large Commercial Project of the Year The North Kent Sewer Authority’s PARCC Side Clean Water Plant recently received Consumers Energy’s Large Commercial Project of the Year Award for energy savings. Prein&Newhof designed a blower replacement for its aeration system, using a Sulzer ABS Turbocompressor. PARCC Side expects […]

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  • Muir Bridge groundbreaking set for January 28 at 10 AM

    Officials from the Village of Muir are holding a groundbreaking ceremony for their new $3.5 million bridge on January 28 at 10 AM at their existing bridge over the Maple River.  See the Youtube Video for a summary of this great story below. The Heart of the Matter The Village of Muir needed a new […]

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  • DNR announces opening of Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee State Trail

    The Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that the 42-mile Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee State Trail officially is complete and open to the public. Check out MDNR’s Press Release here. Check out a short video of part of the trail here.

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  • SAW-Funded See Snake Discovers Rusting Pipe

    The Gull Lake Sewer & Water Authority (GLSWA) operates a 4.4-mile long, 12-inch-diameter ductile iron forcemain. It handles nearly 500,000 gallons of sewage daily from the Village of Richland and the Gull Lake area. Rich Pierson, GLSWA’s Director, wondered for years about the 32-year-old pipeline’s condition. The problem: unless the pipe’s exterior is exposed, there […]

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  • Help Fund Walker’s New Pedestrian Tunnel under M-45

    The Fred Meijer Standale Trail will add a key connection when the City of Walker builds a $2,000,000 pedestrian tunnel under five-lane M-45/Lake Michigan Drive near downtown Standale. Using a $1.1 million MDOT Transportation Alternative Program grant and over $120,000 from the city’s budget, Walker still needs to raise $800,000. If you’d like to participate […]

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