Lightweight aggregate from Trinity Lightweight is being used to protect and preserve part of a Birmingham, Alabama landmark. The Powell Avenue Steam Plant, built in 1895, is being redeveloped by Alabama Power to become a historic destination in the heart of 21st Century Birmingham.
More than four years after Trinity Lightweight expanded shale aggregate was installed on the west end embankment of the US 67 bridge over State Highway 174, the quiet performance of the product is allowing the heavy traffic on the bridge to roll on without incident.
Designers of Corridor X, a major interchange just north of Birmingham, Alabama, had an engineering challenge. New traffic lanes needed to go over the top of an existing concrete drainage system. The problem? The volume of fill material needed to build the area up to grade was enough to cause concerns about cracking the culvert.
Thanks to lightweight aggregate, a New Orleans home is back on stable ground after falling victim to coastal Louisiana’s age-old issue of land settlement. That has a distressed homeowner feeling much better after the landscape surrounding his property in the historic English Turn community began sinking a few years ago.
Riverlite®, the lightest structural aggregate in the United States, continues to aid in the creation of additional port space along the southern tip of Louisiana. Presently, the Port of Fourchon, located in Lafourche Parish, is in the midst of creating 300 new acres for development and adding an additional 10-thousand linear feet of waterfront.