Buffalo Outer Harbor Proposed Pedestrian Bridge and Bell Tower

Buffalo, NY

Project Objective

The scope of this project was to provide an evaluation of subsurface conditions in preparation for a proposed new pedestrian bridge, bike path, and bell tower / ticket booth.

Unique Project Features

Site access was extremely limited due to grasses, trees, and a nearby brownfield remediation site. The soils in the area were potentially contaminated.

Encorus Group Solution

Encorus staff mobilized a track-mounted drill rig to investigate the subsurface soils at various locations on-site along the proposed structures. Infiltration test wells were installed to determine the potential for surface water ponds.

Specific Project Tasks

  • Mobilization of appropriate equipment to facilitate testing
  • Investigation of subsurface soils
  • Installation of infiltration test wells