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9/27/2011    Bridge

Maintenance Of Way Article
Alaska Railroad begins to build Tanana River Bridge

Maintenance Of Way
The first phase of the Northern Rail Extension (NRE) project is under way with construction beginning on a bridge over the Tanana River in Salcha, Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) officials recently announced.

Tomorrow, ARRC and government officials will attend a ceremony to mark the project’s start.

The multi-phased NRE project eventually will expand track infrastructure from North Pole/Eielson 80 miles southeast to Delta Junction. The project is expected to take three years to complete. The first phase calls for building a new bridge across the river and an associated levee. An environmental impact statement on the project was completed in 2010.


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