The Southern Company, Inc.
Services Provided
Energy, Marine
Year of Completion
Ongoing since 2013

Summary: Since June of 2013, Scott Bridge Company has been a trusted partner of Alabama & Georgia Power, embarking on numerous civil construction projects at multiple hydro dams along the rivers of both states. Among the noteworthy projects, the Mitchell Dam on the Coosa River saw the construction of a new East river bank retaining wall with a reinforced concrete foundation beneath three major spillway gates, featuring high-impact splash blocks. On the Chattahoochee River, significant trash rack replacement projects were accomplished at Morgan Falls Dam, Bartletts Ferry Dam, and others. Presently, an ongoing major project at Goat Rock Dam involves replacing all flashboards with Obermeyer gates, requiring the installation of a sheet pile wall on the upstream side of the dam for safe gate installation.

Scott Bridge Company’s services extend from design consultation and engineering of falsework and temporary structures to ensure safe project completion. Their steel fabrication facility in Opelika provides essential support by fabricating miscellaneous items needed for permanent installation on these projects.

The project challenges revolve around managing flood conditions at all dam locations, ensuring the fixity of retaining walls and foundations in rock faces, and addressing water retention during construction. To excel in these challenges, Scott Bridge Company’s sterling safety record, with a .65 EMR rating, stands as a key differentiator in being selected for these projects. Stephen Summers, VP of Power Services & Design Build, and Chuck E. Davis, VP of Engineering and Rail Services, ensure the projects are managed timely and effectively, navigating the complex engineering challenges with expertise.

Result: The end results of Scott Bridge Company’s endeavors are marked by excellence, featuring a safety-conscious workforce, high-quality deliverables, on-schedule completion, and a strong commitment to protecting the environment.

The outstanding project results and successful management underscore the capabilities of Scott Bridge Company’s exceptional team, including Wayne Hardee, Ned Massengill, Richard Greer, and Rusty Palmore, all contributing significantly to the projects’ successful outcomes.