Allegany State Park Red House Dam and Bridge Rehabilitation

Enhancing the safety and accessibility of the Red House Lake area for both vehicles and pedestrians
Project Owner

NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historical Preservation (NYSOPRHP)

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Project Overview


The Red House Lake dam and spillway rehabilitation project included a range of activities to improve the stability and functionality of the existing infrastructure.  Work included stabilizing roadside the embankments, repairing the dam spillway, replacing the historic bridge and full depth widening and reconstruction of the roadway. The project also included the construction of recreational amenities along the lake and installation of full-length guide rail for improved safety.

Project Stats

Crews worked through the winter to limit the impact of the project on the patrons
201 Lineal Feet of precast arches installed
Almost 1,000 stumps grubbed
project highlights

Key project highlights preformed.

Learning "Curve"
The last precast arch span installed, despite being both the longest and heaviest, was the most efficiently placed.
Water Work
While Union Concrete used a pontoon boat for assistance installing a cofferdam, divers were subcontracted for underwater work.
Red House Lake was created in 1929 for the Park’s patrons’ recreational use by building the dam and arched bridge across Red House Brook.
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