River seats and steps

Our work at the 5th Street project in Northfield involves the construction of a set of seats leading down to the Cannon River. The gently curved concrete seats also have an added riser at one end to create steps. The end with the steps will have a handrail so people can walk and access all levels of the seats.

The work was fairly involved as we had to dewater the foundation. Once the foundation walls were in place we added all the reinforcing steel bars. Today we poured concrete for the first set of seats. It was a good day to place concrete. We’ll follow up with the second pour tomorrow. Then it is on to railings, sculpture and kiosk foundations, and related work.