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Concrete Spillway Modification and Obermeyer Gate Installation

Originally the site of a 19th-century textile mill, Thurlow Dam has needed plenty of upgrades over the years to maintain its utility. Our team replaced the existing flashboard spillway with a new Obermeyer gate system after removing the existing flashboards, demolishing the existing piers, and modifying the crest for the installation. Over the course of four phases, we added additional new features like a compressor/control building behind the headworks and a 40-foot-wide trash gate section with an adjacent 340-foot-wide spillway section.




National ABC Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award

ABC Alabama Excellence in Construction Award

"... Another outstanding aspect of Brasfield & Gorrie’s management of the massive project was its safety plan. Brasfield & Gorrie’s overall safety culture is almost identical to that at our company – safety is the number one priority and is never compromised. As a result, the project was completed with no major safety incidents at all. The project team assembled by Brasfield & Gorrie was as impressive as the management of the work itself."

Confidential Client, Concrete Spillway Modification and Obermeyer Gate Installation