On top of derailments, Norfolk Southern now dealing with a bridge washout

Written by Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief
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Norfolk Southern is now assessing damage following a bridge washout on Feb. 9.
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Norfolk Southern was able to restore the main line following a derailment in Columbia, S.C., on Feb. 7, but now the Class 1 is dealing with a bridge washout.

The bridge washout occurred about 4 miles west of the derailment site, and Norfolk Southern expects the route between Spartanburg, S.C., and Columbia to remain out of service for about one week. Norfolk Southern personnel was assessing the damage to the bridge on Feb. 9. The Class 1 is detouring traffic to minimize the delay.

RT&S will follow this situation and will provide more information if and when it becomes available.

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