January Meeting: Louisville & Indiana Railroad Bridge Replacement

The Pittsburgh Chapter of PSPE invites all current and prospective members as well as guests to the Thursday, January 16, 2020, dinner meeting presentation on the Louisville & Indiana Railroad Bridge Replacement over Flatrock River in Columbus, Indiana.

The Louisville & Indiana Railroad (LIRC) required replacement of Bridge 40.19 over the Flatrock River in Columbus, Indiana to upgrade the level of service along the line.  The existing through truss structures were in deteriorated condition and within the 100-year flood elevation. A four-day outage including a bridge slide-in was planned for the bridge change out. The new bridge was designed to facilitate the aggressive schedule and to minimize the track outage during construction. In addition to the bridge replacement, improvements included raising the track profile 5-feet to provide the low bridge chord 1-foot freeboard above the Q100 flood elevation.

A buffet will be provided and accompanied by rolls, butter, coffee service, iced tea, and cookies and brownies.

5:30 pm Cocktails (cash bar)
6:30 pm Dinner and Presentation

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