Union Pacific Railroad demolished a portion of the Tempe Town Lake Train Bridge at 8:13 a.m. on Aug. 2, 2020 to facilitate debris removal.
A 150-ft. portion of a century-old bridge was demolished as part of the cleanup process after the bridge was damaged in a train derailment and fire in the city of Tempe and many partners assisted Union Pacific in the demolition.
Watsonville-based Granite Construction and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are constructing two new bridge structures to replace the Cosumnes River bridge and the Cosumnes River Overflow bridge on State Highway 99. The current structures are in need of replacement due to wear and age.
The power of nature, specifically plate tectonics and seismic activity, literally forced the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to build a 5-mi. temporary road adjacent to state Route 111 (SR-111) and install new underground infrastructure for the two-lane highway and the Union Pacific Railroad to abandon tracks and build new ones in the Imperial Valley, east of San Diego.
With an expected cost of more than half a billion dollars, Union Pacific Railroad's latest construction project is one for the record books. Work on Brazos Yard in Robertson County, Texas, began in January on approximately 1,875 acres.
“At $550 million, Brazos Yard represents the largest capital investment in a single facility in the company's 155-year history,” said Jeff DeGraff, Union Pacific spokesman.
Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is improving traffic flow on Interstate-10 in Marana, Ariz., by constructing a new interchange bridge over I-10 and the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks at Ina Road. Besides providing better traffic movement, the $128 million project will improve safety at the location.
Texas's transportation infrastructure will receive a $450 million boost from Union Pacific Railroad in 2018. The company's planned private investment will enhance safety, operating efficiency and support customer service.
Union Pacific builds and maintains its track without taxpayer funds and its trains reduce traffic on Texas's congested highways.
Union Pacific Railroad recently began construction on its Brazos Yard in Robertson County, Texas. The $550 million rail yard represents the largest capital investment in a single facility in the company's 155-year history. Brazos Yard will have the capacity to switch up to 1,300 rail cars per day, making it one of the highest capacity yards on Union Pacific's 23-state network.