Projects tagged: Rail

Upper Twin RR Bridge

In order to replace an aging 1908 historic pin truss bridge with a modern plate girder structure over the French Broad River in Cocke County, Tennessee, TGS provided turn-key engineering services to Norfolk Southern. Over 1 million cubic yards of rock were excavated to improve track alignment and build a causeway in the river to…
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Western Wake Expressway

As part of the third phase of the first toll road in North Carolina, the Triangle Expressway, TGS provided design for a new railroad structure and track plans for CSX. In order to span 8 lanes of traffic, a two-span, 239’ long plate girder structure was designed with MSE wall abutments. Two-stage track plans were…
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Liberty University Vehicular Tunnels

To provide greater connectivity to the busy commercial district next to campus, twin vehicular tunnels were constructed under two mainlines and one-yard track in Lynchburg, Virginia. This project is believed to be the first North American use of the jacked box construction method in which the box was pulled, instead of pushed. Featured in Engineering…
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Reid to North Kannapolis

This project, part of the NCDOT Piedmont Improvement Program (PIP), involved adding a second mainline and 4.4-miles of new track alignment from Reid to North Kannapolis on part of the busiest rail corridor in North Carolina. The challenge on this project was to provide an alignment that reduced the impacts to property owners and utilities…
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