The new six-span bridge features increased capacity to accommodate 286,000-pound rail cars, said Nebraska Central officials in a prepared statement.
"Based upon customer projections, we decided the time was right to upgrade," said Nebraska Central President Richard Bertel. "And once we decided, the project was completed in record time, with virtually no interruption of service."
The key categories of freight moved through Norfolk include scrap and finished steel, ethanol, frac sand and grain. Owned by Rio Grande Pacific Corp., the 340-mile Nebraska Central interchanges with BNSF Railway Co. and Union Pacific Railroad.
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