Project Role & Details
Client: Canadian Pacific Railroad
Location: LaCrosse, WI, Mississippi River, French Island
Contractor Project Manager for Mississippi River bridge replacement/rehabilitation of this highly traveled WI, MN rail link. Project involved replacement of main bridge center truss span with two through plat girders. The existing 200’+ truss was raised and floated off the sub-structure using river barges. The two replacement spans were then installed on previously constructed sub-structure using the same float-in technique with river barges and tug boats. The entire span change-out was completed in a train down-time window of 18 hours. At the end of the 18 hours, trains were running on the new bridge structure.