Tight Construction Windows for BNSF Railway Bridge 24.8 Replacement in Camas, Washington

November 13, 2018 1:00 pm

Alan Bloomquist, P.E., Assistant Director, Heavy Bridge Division, BNSF Railway; and Jay Hyland, P.E., Vice President/Master Professional, TranSystems

Description: This 2017 National ABC Conference Lateral Slide Award winner was constructed in the spring of 2017 to replace an aging truss railroad bridge originally built in 1911. The five-span, 545-ft-long replacement bridge is located on the Fall Bridge Subdivision between Pasco, Washington and Portland, Oregon. The replacement occurred during two 32-hour closures to maintain the 40 trains at 40 miles per hour crossing this bridge daily. Substructures were constructed beneath the existing bridge prior to bridge closure. The presentation includes design and construction details and lessons learned.

Webinar Recording (to be posted soon!)

Webinar Documents:
Tight Construction Windows for BNSF Railway Bridge 24.8 Replacement in Camas, Washington - pdf of presentation
News - November 13, 2018 - pdf of presentation

Presentation Photos/Graphics:

1)  Jacking system (slide system) during first changeout window – jacking new span as existing span is also jacked (slid south)

2) Aerial shot during second changeout window – existing truss already removed and first TPG span already located with second TPG span about to move; also, removing soil around abutment piles

 

3)  Aerial photo right after second changeout window; complete new bridge in service

4) View of completed bridge with temporary work bridges removed