Another recent unusual project built by BMT-Northwest was this large intake pipe built in the spring of 2011. Earlier this summer it was lowered into the water at Lake Mead and will become part of the water system that feeds Las Vegas. In this picture about 25 feet of the supporting cement structure is already below the surface of the water. Once installed, the ҦunnelӠwhich is a water intake, will rest on the bottom of the lake in 300 feet of water. A 7-mile tunnel that is currently being drilled will connect into the cement portion.
ELMA — Projects that had been established by workers of BMT-Northwest will soon be at the ready for the public to use.
If you attend a game at the new Husky Stadium, you might cross the Highway 520 floating bridge that crosses Lake Washington on your way. Workers of BMT-Northwest built the structural steel framework to hold the cement forms to create the pontoons for the replacement bridge. Additionally workers are currently blasting and priming all the steps and seating structure for the University of Washington’s new stadium. The projects promote the employment of 55 workers at the Satsop Business Park on Fuller Hill that will run through September, according to a Satsop Business Park press release.
Another recent unusual project built by BMT-Northwest was a large intake pipe in the spring of 2011. Earlier this summer, it was lowered into the water at Lake Mead and will become part of the water system that feeds Las Vegas. Once installed, the “funnel,” which is a water intake, will rest on the bottom of the lake in 300 feet of water. A 7-mile tunnel now being drilled will connect to the cement portion.
The shop has also opened up more opportunities by being certified by the Canadian Welding Bureau that will allow BMT to bid on Canadian projects.