By: Big R Bridge
A signaled level crossing had been holding up traffic and impacting safety on a BNSF Railway spur feeding the La Cygne Generating Station, south of Kansas City. Motorists and railway workers alike all gave it a failing grade.
The spur ties into one of Kansas City Southern’s main north/south lines, and BNSF colleagues at KCS had recommended a type of corrugated steel plate with an MSE wall solution. After speaking with Big R Bridge, the engineers decided to go with a galvanized deep corrugated structural plate bridge that spanned 53′ with a rise of 24.5′ and a length of 75′. When all was said and done, the new crossing was given an A+ from all parties.
The new grade separation provided motorists with increased safety and convenience by eliminating the level crossing (and a mile of roadway) and long delays while the coal hopper cars were unloading. In addition, the owner is now able to provide safer working conditions for their expanding facility.
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