May 16, 2019

Norwalk’s Lake Milton Dam Easi-Span project defines being on the edge

Easi-Set Buildings Producer Norwalk Concrete Industries of Norwalk, Ohio recently finished this unique Easi-Span installation at Lake Milton State Park.

Easi Set Buildings Lake Milton Dam Norwalk Concrete Industries

The 1700 acre recreational Lake Milton in North East Ohio is impounded by a dam originally built in 1916 to serve as an industrial water supply for the Mahoning River Valley. In 2016 plans were made to upgrade the earthen embankment, concrete spillway and lake drain system at the Lake Milton Dam to meet compliance with Ohio dam safety laws and rules.

As part of this project the Dam Gate equipment building was upgraded. The challenge was that the building would need to sit right on the dam with 3 sides exposed to sheer drop offs, with limited access for construction. There was also a need to have a building that would weather the exposure to the raw elements of the location and last at least another 100 years with little maintenance cost.

The answer Norwalk provided was an incredibly durable 20’ x 37’ all-precast concrete building with an Easi-Span clear span roof. The building was brought in panelized sections and placed by a crane. Erection was completed in a matter of just a few days.

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