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Nebraska Northeastern Railroad Bridge

Work for Nebraska Northeastern Railroad included extensive emergency repairs after a derailment.
Project Highlights 
  • Replaced the entire north stringer cord and two caps
  • Reframed the bent
  • Installed a temporary frame bent
  • Installed longitudinal bracing
  • Installed 100 new ties
  • Installed 10, 39-foot sticks of 112-lb. rail
Track
Osmond, Nebraska
Customer 
Nebraska Northeastern Railroad
Business Unit 
RailWorks Track Systems
Project Description 

RailWorks’ Bridge Division responded promptly after a winter derailment caused heavy damage to a Nebraska Northeastern Railroad bridge in Osmond, Neb.

Project Scope 

A crew of six mobilized quickly to arrive on site about 30 miles north of Norfolk by 6:30 a.m., and then worked 34 hours to perform extensive repairs to restore service. They replaced the entire north stringer cord and two caps, reframed the bent, put in a temporary frame bent and installed longitudinal bracing along with about 100 new ties and 10, 39-foot sticks of 112-lb. rail.  Later, RailWorks returned to do a second phase of major repair, including structural steel work, deck work, and installing piling and ties.