Forum staff reports, Published September 05 2009
BNSF working on trestle over Red River in F-MBNSF Railway will begin the first phase of replacing timber trestles on a railroad bridge between Fargo and Moorhead at 6 a.m. Sunday, a spokesman said.
About 300 feet of timber trestle on the bridge between the Veterans Memorial and NP Avenue bridges will be replaced with steel piles and precast concrete, Gus Melonas said Friday.
Crews will work around the clock for about five days, or until the job is finished, Melonas said.
During construction, trains will whistle as required by federal regulations, and there will be noise and light, Melonas said.
The bike path along the river will be closed for safety, he said.
Trains will operate on one main track, and some traffic will be rerouted to other lines, Melonas said.
The multimillion-dollar project to replace the timber trestles is being done in four phases over four years, Melonas said.