The North Carolina Railroad's (NCRR) West Webb Avenue underpass at Glen Raven in Burlington, N.C., is getting a facelift. NCRR and Norfolk Southern Railway have contracted for cleaning and refurbishing the bridge and work started Monday, November 11.
Constructed circa 1938, the bridge is comprised of two reinforced concrete abutments supporting a ballast deck steel truss span measuring about 170 feet. The work includes cleaning and painting all exposed steel surfaces and both abutments. In addition, the abutments will receive a coating of anti-graffiti paint.
“When the project is complete, the bridge will be completely refurbished with new paint on the structure and new landscaping,” said North Carolina Railroad president Scott Saylor.
Total cost of the project is $920,000; NCRR is covering $460,000 and the remainder will be covered by Norfolk Southern. The work is scheduled to last approximately 12 weeks.