The USACE Tulsa District needed to replace the temporary closure structures at two dams in southeastern Oklahoma—Broken Bow and Hugo. In 2015, Mead & Hunt conducted a study on the feasibility of multiple temporary gate closure systems and recommended a single segmental bulkhead system for both lakes. We executed this complex design in stages with numerous additional reviews and adjustments. This approach led to a cost-effective system.
Hydraulic steel structures like segmental bulkheads are exposed to dynamic loads and conditions that can lead to failure. Thanks to our in-depth knowledge and experience, our team was able to provide the USACE with a ductile, fracture-resistant structure that will perform reliably for years to come.