Hulcher provides a variety of railroad bridge maintenance projects, including:
Railroad bridge maintenance is frequently performed as an independent task but is sometimes done in conjunction with other Track Maintenance / Maintenance of Way / Engineering Services tasks including grade stabilization or during disaster responses.
Hulcher maintains a variety of equipment to perform railroad bridge maintenance, including the sideboom, excavator, backhoe, dump truck and hi-rail rotary dump truck, hi-rail grapple truck, wheel loader and pile driver.
Anyone who has worked with railroad contractors knows that the most important part of any bridge maintenance project is the equipment's operator. Hulcher’s operators are railroad specialists. They have received training in railroad applications, are current in safety and security certification requirements for all Class I railroads, and have spent years perfecting their craft in maintenance-of-way environments.
In addition, Hulcher's liability insurance policies expressly delete the usual exclusion for work within 25 or 50 feet of railroads, and include the statement "any work within 50 feet of a railroad is included."
Whether your next bridge maintenance project is programmed work or in response to damage from natural disaster, make sure you have the right equipment and the best operators performing your work. Call 800-637-5471 and talk to one of our business professionals to see how Hulcher can support your bridge maintenance efforts.
|Case Study - Hulcher Pile Driver, Excavator Support Rail Gang on Bridge Stabilization
The retaining wall and soil around a bridge was in need of repair. The soil had eroded away and the retaining wall had collapsed, making the bridge less able to support rail traffic. The railroad had a crew onsite, ready to rebuild the retaining wall and drop in fill dirt, but they needed an experienced railroad contractor to drive the steel beams needed to provide the necessary support and durability.
|Case Study - Pile Driver, Excavator and Hi-Rail Rotary Dump Truck Stabilize Bank at Bridge Headwall
A significant erosion issue was causing the railroad to lose track profile adjacent to the headwall at one corner of a bridge. They needed an experienced railroad contractor to build up and stabilize the bank around the headwall.
|Case Study - Hulcher Excavator, Wheel Loader and Backhoe Perform Bridge Maintenance
The railroad needed to perform major refurbishing on a 300-foot bridge on an active stretch of right-of-way. They needed a contractor with the equipment and expertise to remove the old rail, ballast and support ties and replace them with new materials within the tight time constraints of their traffic schedule
|Case Study - Hulcher Clears Fire Damage For Bridge Repair, Performs Driftwood Removal From Bridge Piers
A fire on driftwood resulted in a bridge repair project for the railroad. During this work it became apparent that the driftwood was causing more concerns than just a fire threat. The railroad needed a contractor that could support their crew's bridge repair work and to pull out the driftwood from around the bridge piers.
|Case Study - Railroad Bridge Demolition and Construction Project
Hulcher recommended a new approach to railroad bridge demolition and construction that, if it worked, would see the job completed in a single 12-hour window. This would return the stretch of track to full operation in less than half the normally allotted time.
Photos of Railroad Bridge Maintenance