Midwest Foundation Removes Grounded Barge from St. Charles City Riverfront

Posted on 11/10/2017 by Austin Derks

Midwest Foundation, a division of Byrne & Jones Construction, removed a fixture on the Missouri River earlier this year. Originally placed to shield the Goldenrod Showboat from flood debris, the hopper barge moored along the banks of Saint Charles had served a useful life for the City.

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Why we must improve our infrastructure investment on our inland waterways.

Posted on 9/26/2017 by SuperUser Account

Our current “fix-as-fails” approach to the infrastructure systems of our inland locks, dams, bridges and docks is both inefficient and costly.

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Why freighting goods on Illinois rivers makes good economic sense.

Posted on 9/14/2017 by SuperUser Account

Many people don't realize that the state of Illinois borders or contains over 1000 miles of the country's inland waterway system. In fact, the Illinois River could very easily be the most important inland water resource in the United States. Year after year, the Illinois River carries more tonnage and dollar value of commerce than the Mississippi north of St. Louis.

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Why safety belongs at the top of your list when choosing a marine construction contractor.

Posted on 8/15/2017 by SuperUser Account

Long before you sign on with any marine construction contractor, make sure you check into the company's overall marine construction safety record. There's simply nothing more important in your decision-making process in moving forward with a company that is dedicated to protecting not only their own workers, but yours as well - all while safely protecting the environment every step of the way.

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The right way to go about the dock inspection process.

Posted on 7/4/2017 by SuperUser Account

Count on Midwest Foundation to assure that your dock is both safe and fully functional.

Today’s marine docks are complex systems that should be inspected every other year to help assure dock longevity and maintain safety standards.

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Planning to build on the river? Start the building permit process now.

Posted on 6/12/2017 by SuperUser Account

Let Midwest Foundation guide you through the necessary steps.

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