Tuesday - October 29, 2013

Focus: River Intake Construction

Steve Fugate shows the steel beams that will be delivered to Gladstone for RIPS construction

Steve Fugate shows the steel beams that will be delivered to Gladstone for RIPS construction

Rendering of new access bridge

Rendering of new access bridge

Most of the subcontractors and suppliers—over 80%-- for the Partnership projects are being hired from local companies in local communities.  The river intake pump station (RIPS) is no exception.  On Monday, Partnership staff visited Fought & Company, Inc., Tigard, OR, the steel fabrication shop making the access bridge for the RIPS.

Operations Manager, Steve Fugate, showed off the finished bridge in the Fought warehouse.  It will soon be moved to the storage yard in preparation for delivery to the RIPS site in Gladstone where it will be installed and finished as shown in the drawing to the right.

Other (possibly more famous) bridges fabricated by Fought, include the Alsea Bay Bridge in Alsea, OR and the Sauvie Island Bridge in Portland.