Reminiscent of a historic riverboat launches, IIW designed a new wharf and launch along the City of Galena Riverbank.
IIW identified and overcame poor soil conditions through the special structural design of a retaining wall. IIW used form-lined colored concrete to simulate the appearance of a limestone wall.
IIW’s work on this project began an initial design survey and boundary survey and also included a preliminary design, final design, and preparation of plans and specifications for bidding. IIW continued to see the project through construction and worked with the contractor on a variety of elements, including evaluating shop drawings to use a removable plastic dock system.
The project was made possible by a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.