Veit’s foundation group contracted with Lunda Construction to replace the
Baudette Bridge which crosses from Baudette, Minnesota to Rainy River, Ontario.
This project was a joint effort between the Minnesota Department of Transportation
and the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario.
Veit was commissioned to complete the foundation work which consisted of 9 drilled piers that are 8’ in diameter and up to 115’ deep. The shafts are located in the Rainy River with half in the United States and half in Canada. The shafts were drilled off a barge spread that was repositioned on each shaft as crews progressed.
In each shaft, Veit removed over 15 boulders ranging up to 60” in width and many smaller cobbles and boulders that made construction quite challenging. A portion of the work was completed during the winter months, requiring the crew to persist through low temperature and snowy climates.
Crews used Veit’s new CZM EK300 drill rig when they completed the work.