Watch: Crews remove second span of Merchants Bridge

Crews have been working to remove the second truss of the Merchants Bridge in St. Louis.

Wisconsin & Southern Railroad to improve bridges, rail with DOT funding

The Troy Drive Railroad Bridge in the city of Madison, Wisc., will be replaced thanks to a $3.5 million grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation as part of the 2022 Freight Rail Preservation Program.

Cost to repaint rail bridge has Casper, Wyo., officials looking for alternatives

The saying, “It just needs a coat of paint,” takes on a little more sting when the cost is $150,000.

Contractor selected for retaining wall, abutment work on rail bridge project in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will use Nicholson Construction for a railroad bridge replacement project in Jackson, Mich.


CSX wants bridge removed, but city is fighting for its survival

CSX believes a cul-de-sac is the way to go in southwest Philadelphia, but the city wants to continue to give life to the Cemetery Avenue bridge.

Cape Fear River rail bridges in N.C. getting closer to reality

Progress continues to be made on a pair of railroad bridges that will be built across the Cape Fear River in North Carolina.

Bells & Whistles—Utah county feels like a hostage over rail crossing work

Tempe, Union Pacific reach settlement involving derailment, bridge collapse MTA announces Catherine Rinaldi to serve as interim president of MTA Long Island Rail Road Utah county says road projects are being held

Tempe, Union Pacific reach settlement involving derailment, bridge collapse

The city of Tempe, Ariz., and Union Pacific have come to terms on a lawsuit settlement that involved a derailment in Tempe Town Lake in 2020.

Bells & Whistles—Watch video of train derailing and striking rail bridge

The top news stories RT&S was following the week ending Feb. 4.

Watch: Santa Fe junction turning into a trouble spot for train derailments

A derailment in Kansas City’s West Bottoms on Feb. 2 damaged a rail bridge support beam, and crews were still busy making repairs two days later.

Watch: Checking in on the progress of the Merchants Bridge

Railway Track & Structures Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson paid a visit to the Merchants Bridge construction site in St. Louis.

Less than a month after barge collision work begins on Clarksville rail bridge

Repair work has begun on the Clarksville railroad bridge in Tennessee.

Bells & Whistles—Park board says no to Met Council

The top news stories RT&S was covering the week ending Jan. 28.

Latest construction setback aside, Crenshaw-LAX light route heading towards finish line

An Olympic event is about to be completed in Los Angeles.

Concrete strike pauses work on Sound Transit light-rail projects; contractors laid off

An ongoing strike involving concrete workers is starting to impact Sound Transit light-rail projects, and there is no indication the disagreement will be resolved anytime soon.

January editorial: Garden City, N.Y., needs to stop barking

It should have been full-on Phoebe from the start.

LAST DAY to nominate your bridge project for IBC award

The International Bridge Conference will once again honor a railroad bridge project during its awards night, which will happen during the conference June 17-20, 2022, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

N.Y. village issues permit to MTA after all, cancelling need for temporary rail bridge

It’s for real now. After considering building a temporary rail bridge in the Village of Garden City, N.Y., the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is now constructing a permanent one.

As officials plan a vote on new I-5 bridge, groups urge design options that support mass transit

The Metro Council is expected to vote on Jan. 6 on whether to authorize approximately $36 million in state spending for a new I-5 bridge that connects Washington State and Oregon.

Bells & Whistles—Canada toughens up on track inspections

The top news stories of the week.