Railroad Structures / Bridges / Culverts

Grade separation structures, railroad bridges, culverts, and drainage systems are crucial elements of a successful rail line. Wilson & Company provides structural engineering expertise for all types of railroad bridges and structures, which includes prestressesd concrete bridges, steel beam spans and through-plate girder bridges, deck replacements, cast-in-place and precast concrete box culverts, pipe culverts using jack & bore or open trench construction, coordination and foundation supports for fabricated metal arches, cast-in-place concrete retaining walls, modular precast concrete retaining structures, soldier pile walls, sheet pile walls, and foundations for buildings, machinery, and utilities. We have performed structural engineering services for Class I railroads and industryowned facilities throughout North America.
As it relates to engineering design of railway bridges and grade separation structures, Wilson & Company structural engineers have worked on a variety of structures and understand the importance of constructability in an environment that requires railway operations to be maintained. To better facilitate and improve the design of structures, our structural engineers perform field surveys and measurements for bridge maintenance programs and capital improvement projects. Our staff also performs precast concrete observation services for standard beam slabs, double voided boxes, pile caps, backwalls, wingwalls, and riser blocks.
We are well-versed in applying the Railroads’ standards for bridge design, and we are able to conduct bridge inventories, provide contract documents for construction, as well as manage the construction of a wide variety of structure types. When required by the client, we understand the importance and implement aesthetically pleasing structures.
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