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Every project poses unique challenges. Responding to emergencies, whether they’re caused by human error
or natural disasters, demands a special set of skills. Planned projects, because of their inherent complexity,
require professionalism that’s derived from years of experience. Whichever the case, we have the experience
and engineering expertise to act strategically and tactically to solve the toughest problems.


We listen to our clients and develop solutions by applying innovative
techniques. Our clients appreciate our ability to handle every detail
of their project, whether it’s responding to an emergency or solving
a constructability issue.

Union Pacific Train Derailment — Jackson, Missouri
Eroding soil under the Union Pacific railroad tracks in southern Missouri caused 12 rail cars carrying new automobiles to derail, sending six train cars into the Mississippi River.  Massman quickly mobilized two large floating cranes and crews to remove the loaded rail cars as well as individual automobiles from the river and allow this busy stretch of track to reopen.

I-10 Escambia Bay Bridge Repair — Pensacola, Florida
Hurricane Ivan destroyed half of this heavily traveled bridge.  The Massman team’s challenge was to complete repairs and quickly open the bridge.  The work involved substructure and superstructure replacement at various points on the two mile long bridge.  A large fleet of equipment and a seasoned team of professionals was promptly mobilized.  Within 17 days half of the lanes were opened and within 60 days all lanes were re-opened.  Both milestones were well ahead of scheduled completion dates.

Station Casino Project — Kansas City, Missouri
This project had plenty of challenges, such as building a series of temporary locks to move a 350’ long barge from the Missouri River through a five hundred year Corps of Engineers levee; assembling a 387’ long barge on site in a dry basin; and building a large basin to float the casino.  All of this was done on a compressed schedule.  In their letter of appreciation to Massman, the Owner said in part “Amazing!  Terrific job . . . few others truly understand the miracle that took place here.”

Harrah’s/Player’s Barge Move — St. Louis, Missouri
Tight schedules are normally a fact of life on casino projects and this one was no different.  The owner constructed a basin 1000 feet inland from the Missouri River then hired Massman to move eight 600 ton barges from the river to the basin.  After building a heavy duty crane runway out to the river bank, Massman successfully moved all eight barges into the basin in eight days using a Translift 1200 ton crane.

Inner Harbor Navigation Channel, North & South Floodwalls — New Orleans, LA
This $330 million project with Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Group for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers was a major component for closing the IHNC and MRGO channels from potential hurricane storm surge, and an essential part of the Corps’ New Orleans Area Risk Mitigation Plan. It consisted of an 8,000 foot long floodwall built with 1271 ea. 144 foot long, 66 inch cylindrical concrete pile driven vertically and supported by 638 ea. 246 foot long, 36 inch pipe piling driven on a 2:1 batter.

Chalmette Loop Levee, Bayou Bienvenue to Bayou Dupre, Reach LPV-145 — New Orleans, LA
This $300 million project for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers was part of an initiative to bring the hurricane protection levee system around St. Bernard Parish up to current standards. This project consisted of constructing 31,000 feet of a reinforced concrete T-wall, that is supported by 115 foot long H-piling and a sheet pile cut off wall, all in less than 16 months .