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CN to wrap up two-year Minnesota-Wisconsin bridge project


CN by the end of the year will complete a major project to strengthen the Oliver Bridge over the St. Louis River between Duluth, Minnesota, and Oliver, Wisconsin, the Class I announced last week.

The 1,935-foot steel multi-span structure features an upper rail deck and a two-lane highway below. The refurbishing project has been part of CN's 2016 and 2017 capital programs, according to a company news release.

Started in 2016, the project has included full replacement of two 90-foot spans at the bridge's east and west ends; steel strengthening of 30 bridge spans; and installation of 1,708 feet of new solid timber deck to carry the rail.

The bridge was built in 1910 to connect the Spirit Lake Transfer Railway in Minnesota with the Interstate Transfer Railway in Wisconsin.

For information about other railroad bridge projects, read this feature in Progressive Railroading's November issue.


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