Across North America, railroads are chipping away at a backlog of bridge work. Norfolk Southern Railway, for example, is working on a $71 million project to repair the Portageville Bridge spanning the Genesee River Gorge in New York. The project represents the largest bridge rehab project that the Class I has taken on in more than three decades. Short lines, too, are engaged in their fair share of bridge revitalization.
For a story in our September issue, freelance writer Michael Popke reached out to several railroads to learn more about these and other rail projects. Read his report here.