Sabine River – Project 1

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Orange County, Texas

Project Owner:

The Kansas City Southern Railway Company


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In the remote, flooded Sabine River bottom outside of Orange, Texas, Key utilized its innovative walking work bridge to safely and efficiently perform the in-line replacement of an existing 900 foot long bridge. The existing timber bridge was replaced with steel pile supported precast concrete ballast spans. All work was performed under Form B and limited curfews.

Under the short duration train curfews, Key performed 31 bridge span change outs. Each change out required:

  • Cutting and removing the existing track panel
  • Demolition of the existing bridge
  • Installation of new precast concrete caps
  • Installation of new precast girders
  • Re-installation of the track panel along with mainline ballast