2. Brandywine Water Shed

The Brandywine Watershed project consisted of the construction of a 65-feet high earthen dam for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including the following items of work:

128 acres of clearing and grubbing
263,000 CY of site excavation and embankment
Concrete outlet structure and impact basin
Slurry wall and pressure grouting
Installation of fish habitat
Wetland construction

At the time this work was performed, it was the largest project ever undertaken by Abel Construction.

Additional Info

  • Client: U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Project Name: Brandywine Creek Watershed Project
  • Location: Brandywine Township, Chester County, PA
  • Contact: Roger Hager (717) 237-2100
  • Start Date: March 1991
  • Completion Date: July 1992
  • Construction Costs: $4.7 million