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ACTA solicits firm to preliminarily design new rail bridge


The Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (ACTA) is seeking proposals from engineering firms to conduct environmental studies and complete preliminary engineering for a new two-track rail bridge across Cerritos Channel in Long Beach, Calif.

The $155 million project calls for constructing a two-track bridge; modifying track and building connections to the north and south to enhance rail capacity and operations on and off Terminal Island; and retrofitting or replacing the Henry Ford Avenue rail lift bridge, or Badger Avenue Bridge, to meet current seismic standards and reduce the structure’s height.

The project will improve rail access to the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and ensure the continuation of rail service in the event of an earthquake, according to ACTA.

The authority is accepting technical proposals and qualification statements until June 10. ACTA expects to select an engineering firm in early summer.

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