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Specialized River Structures

What sets us apart? An indispensable combination of water resources and structural engineering expertise in river hydraulics and river structures. Klingner’s professionals are uniquely qualified in the design of mooring structures, dock walls, unloading and loading platforms, dredging, and dock rehabilitations. Our breadth of services allows us to be your one-stop solution for ports, harbors, marinas, and fleeting and mooring facilities.

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Gavin Risley

“My team’s river engineering background is what sets us apart.

We help our clients better understand and anticipate what their docking facilities need to remain operational over the long-term. We pride ourselves on achieving our clients’ goals through cost-effective designs.”

Gavin Risley, PE, CFM
Water Resources Department Manager

Keeping an Eye on Navigation

Constantly evaluating navigational issues is vital when assessing potential solutions. Dredging, floating platforms, mooring cells, dolphins, sheet pile platforms, earthen causeways – thousands of projects have given us a clearer idea of potential navigational needs and challenges. Over the years, we’ve also gained insight from numerous marine contractors and river navigators to produce more constructible, accessible designs. These experiences are carried with us project after project for a more expedient and trustworthy design process.

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Rendering of a new port facility

Working with Key Agencies

We maintain close relationships with the agencies integral to permitting your project. In addition to working with State Natural Resources and Conservation Departments, we also frequently work with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Perhaps most importantly, Klingner is in constant coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding our numerous ongoing projects.

The Best of Both Worlds

Work with someone who knows the region. The professionals at Klingner have been working in your area for decades, giving them both the expertise and the topographical knowledge to see that your project is done right.


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We’re Local

We live and work in communities across the Midwest. With offices across Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois, our team can respond to your needs quickly.

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Multidisciplinary Expertise

Klingner has experts in every professional discipline required for your port and river engineering project. This comprehensive, streamlined approach to design results in projects that are both affordable and efficient.

Alan Balzer

Talk to a Ports & River Engineering Expert About Your Project

You need river infrastructure you can count on. We have the experience to make it happen.