Fort Miller is currently fabricating the precast components for a major bridge and rail project in Middlebury, VT. The project requires that the railway bed be lowered for a long distance before and after the two existing bridges in the center of town. The reason for lowering the rails is to accommodate the railroad being able to stack railcars 2-high. We will be providing open channel units before and after the bridges where the rails go below ground level. At the bridge location, we will be providing channel units for the bottom and upside down channel units for the top which, when assembled, form a tunnel under the road. The clear span of each channel is approximately 17 feet. The new bridge is comprised of a total of (421) precast units with the heaviest unit weighing 80,000-lbs. The general contractor responsible for setting the precast units is Kubricky Construction Corp. (Wilton, NY). The design engineer / engineer of record for the project is VHB (South Burlington, VT). The owner of the bridge is the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VAOT).
As shown in one of the below photos, several channel units were set up in our yard for the contractor to confirm alignment and connection details.
Installation is scheduled for Summer 2020.