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Conducting Evaluations & Managing Execution

Our diverse team of licensed professionals and skilled technicians makes Klingner your chosen firm for field services. As regional experts in soil conditions and material properties, we can offer insight into site specific soil / structure interaction. Klingner’s full range of services also encompass surveys of all types and complexities.

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Leading the Charge for the Bill Klingner Trail

Running through the heart of Quincy from the Mississippi River to 36th Street, the Bill Klingner Trail is a frequently used attraction for the City. Supported by the Quincy Park District, Klingner engineers developed the initial master plan and the construction documents. The project was divided into six phases due to fundraising.

  • Surveying performed topographic and boundary surveys for Right-of-Way and Easements, as well as construction staking.
  • Geotechnical services included subsurface exploration with test borings and soil sampling; a laboratory testing program; and engineering analyses of the soil-structure interactions at the site.
  • Construction material testing provided soil strength estimates and density testing (DCP and compaction nuclear testing), aggregate density testing, concrete material testing, and concrete strength testing.
  • Construction observation involved daily administration and weekly meetings to track the project’s progress.

Curving along the Cedar Creek corridor, the trail consists of several prefabricated truss bridges, retaining walls, and 24” RCP pipe culverts. This project achieved a National Recognition Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards.

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Full Field Services for a Timber Bridge Replacement

The Adams County Highway Department was looking to replace a 10-span timber bridge. The project was federally funded, and Klingner worked with the BNSF railway to meet their concerns and provide room for future track expansion.

  • Geotechnical services included test borings with a CME subsurface drilling rig equipped with 3 ¼ inch I.D. diameter hollow stem augers. Representative disturbed samples were obtained from a standard split spoon (ASTM D 1586-84(92)) and relatively undisturbed samples were obtained via a thin walled seamless tube sampler (ASTM D 1587-83).
  • Geotechnical testing included the Standard Penetration Test (ASTM D 1586-84(92)). Recovered cohesive samples were tested by the use of a calibrated penetrometer. A further laboratory investigation involved the completion of classification tests on undisturbed and disturbed samples of the soils.
  • Surveying services involved a topographic survey, establishment of Right-of-Way, and construction staking.

Phase II services included the preparation of final plans, specifications, and estimates. A unique feature of the structure is the incorporated galvanized steel beams.

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