rail bridges

BNSF Receives Permits to Replace Bismarck-Mandan Rail Bridge 

The North Dakota Department of Water Resources has issued two state permits to BNSF Railway, which are the final regulatory approvals required to replace the Bismarck-Mandan Rail Bridge over the Missouri River between the two cities.

Ties on I-90 Bridge Must Be Rebuilt for Sound Transit Service

Crews have been working in the former express lanes of Interstate 90 for a couple of years now, attempting to repair faulty track supports along Sound Transit’s future light-rail extension.

FRA Accepts WYDOT Grant Request to Replace I-80 Bridges

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced that the Federal Railroad Administration has accepted a multi-million dollar grant request to replace two bridges on Interstate 80 that cross over the Union Pacific Railroad.

Swing span bridge over Siuslaw River.

Coos Bay Rail Line to Undergo Bridge Rehabilitation

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay has received an award of $20 million from the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant program to support rehabilitation of 15 bridge structures along the 134-mile Port-owned and operated Coos Bay Rail Line.

An ACS64-led Amtrak Northeast Regional train prepares to depart Penn Station New York, bound for Washington, D.C. William C. Vantuono photo

GDC Revises Hudson Tunnel Project Procurement Strategy

The Gateway Development Commission (GDC) on April 18 announced that it has revised its procurement strategy to build the Hudson Tunnel Project, dividing the “Civil Works” construction of the new tunnel from one package to four packages, including additional early works projects.

(Amtrak Photo)

Amtrak Launches Procurement for East River Tunnel Renewal

Amtrak has begun the procurement phase of the East River Tunnel Rehabilitation Project by issuing a Request for Qualifications for construction services to replace two of the tunnel’s four tubes.

Illinois Officials Celebrate Progress on Springfield Rail Improvements Project

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and other officials gathered in Springfield to commemorate the Rail Improvements Project’s progress on April 5.

WMATA announces Yellow Line reopening date

Metro is welcoming customers back to the Yellow Line on Sunday, May 7, 2023, beginning with the start of rail service at 7 a.m. The reopening will mark the completion of extensive rehabilitation work on the Yellow Line tunnel and bridge between Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations.

MTA Unveils Replacement of Frequently Struck LIRR Bridge

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced a new overpass in Garden City with a 14-foot, five-inch vehicular clearance that would improve safety and cut train delays.

VPRA Seeks Construction Partners for Long Bridge Project

The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) announced March 29 that it has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking qualified design-build teams for the north end of the Long Bridge project.

Metrolinx Upgrades Add Capacity Along Kitchener GO Line

Metrolinx has been completing upgrades to the Kitchener GO Line since taking ownership of the track between Georgetown and Kitchener in 2018.

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Amtrak Kicking Off $6B B&P Tunnel Replacement Program

Amtrak on March 10 will start early construction work for the B&P Tunnel Replacement Program. The nearly 150-year-old, 1.4-mile tunnel that connects Baltimore, Md., and Washington, D.C., is a single point of

Watch: Brightline 130–mph Testing Operation

ORLANDO–This week, Brightline successfully tested a train and tracks between Orlando International Airport and Cocoa, Fla., hitting 130 mph.

Pennsylvania’s Joint Rail Authority to Invest $8.9M in Rail Projects

Central Pennsylvania’s SEDA-Council of Governments Joint Rail Authority recently announced it will invest $8.9 million this year to update more than 200 miles of track and infrastructure.

Valley Line LRT Bridge Pier Repairs Completed

Work is essentially complete on repairing several defective supporting piers on Stage 1 of Edmonton’s new Valley Line LRT. The piers support two short, elevated sections that carry the line across a

Maryland Transit Administration to Replace Pedestrian Bridge at Rogers Avenue Station 

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration announced that construction on a pedestrian bridge at the Rogers Avenue Metro Subway Station would commence on March 6.

Work to Resume on Pittsburgh’s Mt. Lebanon Light-Rail Tunnel

Pittsburgh Regional Transit has announced that work inside the Mt. Lebanon light-rail tunnel will resume next week.

MTA to Raise Frequently Struck LIRR Bridge in Garden City During Weekend Work

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently announced that crews will raise the height of the bridge that carries the LIRR Hempstead Branch over Cherry Valley Avenue in Garden City over the next five weekends.

Pictured: Renny, the first boring machine for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project, which started tunneling work in April 2022. (Metrolinx Photograph)

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Reaches Tunneling Milestone

The first tunnel boring machine passed the halfway point earlier this month, digging more than three kilometers of the roughly six-kilometer tunnel in less than a year for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project in Toronto, according to Metrolinx.

Coast Guard Approves Brightline’s Request to Modernize St. Lucie River Bridge

The U.S. Coast Guard has given Brightline approval to temporarily close the navigation channel at the Stuart railroad drawbridge over the St. Lucie River in order to carry out restoration work.