Bridge to be Replaced and Raised After Multiple Truck Crashes

December 5, 2018
Hard hat.

Union Pacific Railroad will replace and raise a bridge in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, that has been hit multiple times by trucks that misjudge its clearance height. Kristen South, director of corporate communications for the railroad, told the Journal Sentinel that the bridge will be raised by three feet. As of now, it stands 12 feet, eight inches high.  

Although the project is still in the permitting phase, Union Pacific hopes to begin construction in the second quarter of 2019. The company is still finalizing plans.

"Some of those details are still coming together," South told the Journal Sentinel. "We'll know more as we get closer, and we can provide residents any kind of warning if there is a road closure. We do our best to be good neighbors in that sense."

Union Pacific declined to comment on the price of the project. However, the company plans to spend about $3.2 billion in capital investments this year, according to the Journal Sentinel.

Source: Journal Sentinel