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SR 520 Go Long

Seattle, WA – On April 2, 2016, the Washington State Department of Transportation is hosting a grand opening celebration marking completion of the new SR 520 Floating Bridge; the longest floating bridge in the world. Pacific Pile & Marine is one of the celebration’s sponsors. We are among a number of prominent companies making a […]

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SR 520 Marine Work Reaches Project Milestone

Seattle, WA – Congratulations to all of those who have had a hand in the completion of the marine works on SR 520 West Approach Bridge North. Pacific Pile & Marine crews completed casing installation yesterday with driving the final 12′ diameter drilled shaft casting on the lake. 15 of the 16 drilled shaft cages have […]

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Works on Water for World’s Largest Floating Bridge

Seattle, WA – Pacific Pile & Marine was feature in this month’s edition of Pacific Building & Engineer covering the SR 520 Montlake to Evergreen Pt. Bridge West Approach Bridge North for the world’s largest floating bridge. Read the full story here.

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Expanding Heavy Lift – Again

Cook Inlet, AK – In 2013, Pacific Pile & Marine expanded its heavy lift division in Cook Inlet, adding a 650-ton lifting capacity crane barge equipped with a 4600 Series 4 Crane to its fleet. In 2014, PPM began work to expand its heavy lift division even further. PPM was contracted to assist with the installation of a monopod […]

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DB Salvation

Seattle, WA – Pacific Pile & Marine expanded its heavy lift division in Cook Inlet, increasing its role in the oil & gas sector in Alaska when it added the D.B. Salvation, a 300 x 90 x 20 foot flat deck service barge equipped with a 4600 Series 4 Crane with 650-ton lifting capacity, to […]

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I-5 Skagit River Span

Burlington, WA – Work on the temporary replacement span for the I-5 Skagit River Bridge was completed in June 2013. Pacific Pile & Marine crews cleared the debris of the fallen span to make way for the replacement span. Work to install the permanent span began in August 2013. A portion of the Skagit River […]

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Christy Lee Salvage

Cook Inlet, AK – In Mar 2012, an oil platform owned and operated by Hilcorp suffered mechanical failure causing the north fender to plunge into 80 feet of blackwater in the Cook Inlet. PPM was brought in to assist dive partners Global Diving & Salvage to recover from the sea floor and transport to Nikiski […]

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I-5 Skagit Bridge Collapse

Mount Vernon, WA – On May 23, 2013, a truck carrying an over-sized load struck several overhead support beams of the I-5 Skagit River Bridge causing an immediate collapse of the northernmost span. Three people in two different vehicles fell with the span. Fortunately they were rescued by boat and did not sustain serious injury. The […]

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Alaska’s Biggest Barge Crane

Cook Inlet, AK – Pacific Pile & Marine (PPM) utilized one of its heavy-lift derrick barges, the largest marine crane barge operating in Alaska, to lift a 180-ft steel fender from the Christy Lee oil platform when a mechanical failure caused the part to detach. The Christy Lee platform is unique in that it’s an oil […]

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Sunken Vessel Recovery

Port Orchard, WA – Pacific Pile & Marine (PPM) successfully pulled a wrecked houseboat out of the water near Port Orchard’s Railroad Marina. PPM was assisted by a four-man crew from Ballard Diving & Salvage. A preliminary inspection of the wreck identified multiple holes punctured on one of the pontoons believed to have been damaged during high winds […]

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