Construction crews have poured the final yards of concrete and are completing the finishing touches on Ameren Missouri’s $53 million reliability upgrade to the Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark, Missouri.
The project includes the installation of a series of new anchors and concrete on the downstream side of the dam. This will improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of the 85-year-old structure.
The project is finishing ahead of schedule. Initial work began in March of last yeaer and included the removal of old concrete from the surface of the dam. Crews then installed 67 post-tensioned anchors. More than 66 million pounds of new concrete was poured to further weigh down the dam.
This is the first major structural update in more than 30 years at the dam.
Ameren Missouri hired Missouri-based MC Industrial as the project’s onsite general contractor.