Project Scope:

The University of Toledo has been monitoring the continuing deterioration of the bridge on Stadium Drive that is the main artery for vehicle and pedestrian traffic through campus. When the University determined that the bridge needed to be replaced, they needed to relocate the 12-inch steam lines, main communication, and IT trunk line that were attached to the bridge in order to demolish the bridge.

IPS was hired to relocate the lines in order to maintain continual service during the bridge construction.

The relocation required IPS to build a 100-foot truss bridge across the Ottawa River that weighed 35,000 pounds when fully loaded with pipe and conduit. The project had to be completed in a three-month period with shutdown of the steam and communication systems restricted to one weekend during spring break.

The utility relocation included excavation of utility trenches, installation of a utility vault and taps to the existing steam, communication, and IT systems. The project was completed on time with no issues.

$680,000 Total Construction
$680,000 Project Cost
N/A Facility Size
8/2016 Completion Date
5 Project Duration
General Contract Delivery Method

Project Scope:

IPS was contracted by BGSU for this Central Heat Plant to Shatzel Hall Tunnel Restoration project. This included the replacement of the deteriorated Heat Plant Tunnel tunnel top below Thurstin Street and tunnel vault wall, pipe anchoring, and top where the secondary backup steam line enters the tunnel as it turns to the east under the parking lot heading towards Shatzel Hall, replacement of several deteriorated pipe rack supports in various locations throughout the entire tunnel, removal and replacement of up to five tunnel top expansion joints, insulating the pumped and high pressure condensate lines, plus installation of new LED lights and tunnel ventilation kiosks, etc. The utilities were contained within the tunnel system. The high pressure steam and the condensate lines were active during the construction of the tunnel renovation. IPS protected the piping located under Thurstin Ave during the replacement of the tunnel top and the walls in this area when the tunnel top was removed. IPS secured this area from accidental entry with proper protection (i.e. fencing, barricades, and signage) for the duration of the tunnel top replacement.


IPS dealt with the water infiltration and uninsulated piping issues before making any repairs to the tunnel structures. IPS replaced the section of the Heating Plant Tunnel for the portion under Thurstin Street. This tunnel top replacement required the removal of the roadway surface and the subbase located over the tunnel. This work was planned to be done for half of the tunnel at time to limit the disruption to traffic flow and locations and waterproofing to prevent future water infiltration from occurring.

8/2018 Delivery Method
N/A Delivery Method
Bid Build Delivery Method
$938,800 Total Construction
$ 901,000 Project Cost
8/2018 Completion Date
N/A Project Duration
Bid Build Delivery Method

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