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SKOL Bridge Improvements

A RailWorks Track Systems’ Bridge Division crew worked using a hi-rail crane truck on a bridge in northeast Oklahoma. They removed 80 cord bolts and replaced 10 stringers on “Bridge No. 31.8,” one of 25 they repaired on this job for the South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad.
Project Highlights 
  • Changed out 135 stringers
  • Replaced 25 pilings and caps
  • Replaced headwalls and sills
  • Performed shimming 
Owasso, Oklahoma
Business Unit 
RailWorks Track Systems
Project Description 

In the fall and winter of 2011, RailWorks bridge crews performed structural repairs on 25 bridges for Watco on its South Kansas and Oklahoma Line (SKOL).

Project Scope 

For a five-month stretch covering about 80 miles, multiple crews worked along Highway 75 between Independence, Kan., and Owasso, Okla., to perform structural repairs on 25 bridges for Watco. Crews changed out 135 stringers, 25 pilings and 25 caps, replaced headwalls and sills, and performed shimming on the bridges, all of which were on the South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad line.