CN earns first Hay award for pivotal Louisiana bridge project

The construction of the more than two-mile-long CN bridge involved innovative practices and unique equipment that helped advance railway engineering, AREMA says. American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association

CN recently won the 2021 Hay award for the new McComb-Bonnet Carre Spillway Bridge that was completed last year near New Orleans. The $90 million project involved the construction of an 11,712-foot concrete trestle bridge in the body of Lake Pontchartrain. The replacement of the longest timber trestle in North America — which was built in 1934 — was CN’s largest engineering endeavor involving a bridge. 


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