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Brazos River Bridge Repairs – June 9

June 10, 2016

I drove to Richmond this evening to see what the repair crews were up to at UP’s Brazos River bridge in Richmond,TX. Several substantial cranes are on site. I suspect the red one will be used once its time to drive some piles.

You might recall I had speculated that some of the approach piers may have been damaged. It appears that may be the case because all of the substantive work in this video is directed at the driven steel piers that are east of the truss pier.

KCS is telling it’s clients that this bridge will be back in service on June 17th. We’ll see….

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Pete permalink
    June 10, 2016 7:03 am

    Great video my friend!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Pat Wilkinson permalink
    June 10, 2016 7:50 am

    Great video but FYI, that that big red piece of equipment is a pile driver, not a crane. Just so you know.

  3. Howard Bingham permalink
    June 11, 2016 3:01 am

    Great video, from Facebook Railspot page, I understand Amtrak is taking a detour into Houston on BNSF, how is this routed..? Making a backup move off Glidden Sub onto the BNSF Galveston Sub… ??? Don’t have track diagrams that cover BNSF and the connections in Rosenberg,,,

  4. June 11, 2016 7:55 am

    I suspect the move is as you describe. The connector track at Tower 17 is at the northeast quadrant of the diamond. Hopefully conditions permit me to video the move this evening.

  5. Bill Tucker permalink
    June 13, 2016 9:11 am

    Great work, Robert! I work for JB Hunt and your updates have helped “fill in the blanks” for us as major intermodal customers of the KCS/KCSM. The photos and videos you’ve shared capture what our good operating folks at the railroads are facing right now.

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