Project Description

CP Rail over NY67 Emergency Work

Town of Ballston, Saratoga County, New York

Creighton Manning provided emergency repair services to the CP Rail bridge over NY67 in Ballston, NY following a vehicular collision. The railroad bridge was damaged mid-day in February 2016 after being hit by the lift mechanism of a County Waste garbage truck travelling eastbound on NY State Route 67. Canadian Pacific (CP) requested that Creighton Manning staff immediately perform a visual inspection of the impact and assist CP by developing a recommended course of action. Creighton Manning staff were on site within a half hour to provide the bridge inspection and help develop an action plan for emergency repairs. Due to the location of the damage and the extent of anticipated work, both lanes of traffic on Route 67 were closed, affecting both motor vehicle traffic along this busy commuter route and train traffic. Steve worked with the contractor, ING Civil, through the night on the emergency road closure plan and subsequent bridge repair plan. The bridge and the state highway were both open within 24 hours of the bridge strike.

“Please extend my sincerest thanks to those at Creighton Manning and ING Civil for their exemplary work in quickly attending to the temporary repairs in order to promptly resume traffic. The Engineers at CM, Todd at ING Civil and all those who worked through the night on site deserve huge thanks for their engagement and drive. Again, I sincerely appreciate all your efforts.”
John F. Unsworth, P.Eng., Deputy Chief Engineer Structures, CP Structures

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