NEBRASKA CITY – Craig Neeman of Concrete Industries told Rotarians Wednesday that the company is pouring into the area’s biggest construction projects.
Crews poured concrete continuously for 125 hours to erect the silos at Midwest Farmers Co-op’s new facility at Syracuse.
The 140-foot silos, with walls that are nine inches thick, were raised an inch at a time at a pace of 13 inches per hour.
In Nemaha County, crews poured concrete slabs three feet deep at Cooper Nuclear Station. A special concrete mix, using crushed granite, was used for radioactive waste storage.
In Richardson County, concrete was poured for Highway 73, a grain elevator south of town and the Missouri River bridge at Rulo.
Neeman said a pump truck was floating on a barge for portions of the bridge project.