Gaston, NC, October 21, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- An 11-acre lake is being constructed at George Poston Park- Gaston, North Carolina, the county's largest recreational facility. The aesthetically superior 11-acre lake will offer more benefits to the county and when completed will support several forms of recreation, including fishing, sand volleyball, picnicking, walking, cross country running and other activities.
The project has been the centerpiece of the Gaston County Public Works Department’s master plan to upgrade the park for more than a decade. In 2009, the county applied to build the lake through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has oversight over all United States waterways.
The 11-acre lake project involves the construction of a large, 44' tall earthen embankment and dam. An integral part of the dam construction included a 10-foot by 10-foot concrete riser discharging to a 6-foot diameter reinforced concrete pipe and three (3) precast concrete three-side bridge sections that made up the road crossing for emergency spillway.
Oldcastle Precast in Concord NC, partnering with Robinson Sawyer (Roadway Consultant) and S&ME (Dam Consultant), provided the seventy-five foot precast concrete bridge including wing walls, head walls, footings and spillway that became an essential component of the dam. Oldcastle Precast was responsible for the structural engineering, fabrication and shipping of the precast components and was able to assemble the entire structure in only four (4) days.
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