USACE Progressing on Flood Wall Piers

by User Not Found | Jul 15, 2015

Crews drilling on the pier and using the bucket auger to clean out mud from the shaft prior to drilling into the primary rock with the rock auger.

The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have completed 66 flood wall piers in the Henderson Street and White Settlement corridor. These piers are part of the future flood wall in the bypass channel which will begin construction in 2018. The piers were constructed during this phase because it is both cheaper and faster to build them before bypass channel construction begins. 

Pumping concrete into the pier casing with the pier drill rig in the background

The bypass channel will be a 1.5 mile, 300 foot wide channel which will redirect flood waters around the 800-acres of low lying area to the north of Downtown. The channel will have three flood gates which will be installed at the portions of the river where the bypass channel and the original river intersect. These gates will remain open at most times, but can be shut during high water events – forcing water through the bypass channel.

Pulling and moving casing by crane