Barstow preps for a massive rail project — and a transformation

The North First Avenue Bridge in Barstow, California, will be replaced with a new structure in preparation for BNSF Railway’s $1.5 billion, state-of-the-art and master-planned rail hub. Photo distributed by

On Jan. 26, 2023, the city of Barstow, California, will host a ground-breaking ceremony for an $80 million bridge replacement project — the first part of a construction boom that will forever change life as the city’s residents know it. 



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