Norfolk Southern Railroad Superstructure Bridge Completed in Delaware, Ohio by Illinois Constructors


CHICAGO-Bridge work is completed and on-time for the Norfolk Southern Railroad superstructure bridge project over the Olentangy River north of Delaware, Ohio by Illinois Constructors. The reconstruction involved a 400 foot, four-span bridge with two tracks and included a bridge-raising to allow for a new closed deck timber bridge. Each track bridge required removal and was replaced during a seven-day track outage that was highly planned before the launch of the site work.

Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge over the Olentangy River, north of Delaware, Ohio
Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge over the Olentangy River, north of Delaware, Ohio

The precisely detailed project plan was created and approved six weeks prior to the outage. The project involved theĀ removal of a deteriorated closed concrete bridge deck, rehabilitation of bridge bearings, raising of the new bridge structure 1.5 feet, installation of a closed timber deck bridge, walkway and handrail.

The project was a success as it was on-time and credited to the coordination of the full project team and cooperation from the Norfolk Southern Railroad, Preservations Parks of Delaware County and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Illinois Constructors has been working with the railroad for over 12 years.

Since 1975, Illinois Constructors(ICC), a heavy construction general contracting firm, constructs, modernizes, and restores the integrity of vital structures such asĀ  bridges, railways, roadways, marinas, and other facilities for government, municipal and private clients. With operational leadership and sound methodology, ICC delivers solutions and manages projects especially in acute, critical circumstances. For more information, visit Follow ICC on LinkedIn.

For more information contact:
John Mackanin, P.E.
Illinois Constructors