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News » US » Contractor appointed for rebuild of Mississippi rail bridge » published 13 Jul 2018

Contractor appointed for rebuild of Mississippi rail bridge

A US$172m contract has been awarded for the reconstruction of the 129-year-old Merchants Bridge, which links Missouri and Illinois.

The Terminal Railroad Association of St Louis (TRRA) has appointed Walsh Construction rebuild the bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River to connect St Louis in Missouri and Venice in Illinois.

The Merchants Bridge is the oldest rail structure over the Mississippi River; the project will bring it up to current rail standards and adding capacity.

“We are honored to partner with the TRRA to replace this historic structure,” said Dan Sieve, senior project manager at Walsh Construction. “We look forward to working with a talented local workforce that includes companies such as St Louis Bridge Construction to improve this vital freight connection over the Mississippi River.”

TRRA and Walsh Construction will incorporate subcontracting opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises as part of the project.

 

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This article was published on 13 Jul 2018 (last updated on 13 Jul 2018).

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