Superior Bridge Design

Crouch Engineering provides superior new railroad bridge, existing railroad bridge rehabilitation and highway bridge design services.

Bridge Design

Bridge Rehabilitation Design and Construction Project Management

Crouch Engineering provides inspection services and design services for the rehabilitation of existing railroad bridges, including design and construction project management services.  Crouch Engineering has designed hundreds of railroad bridge rehabilitation programs for many railroads and railroad authorities.  Crouch Engineering has developed many innovative designs for repair work and replacement of bridges under traffic.  Our creative designs have incorporated reducing bridge lengths, placing bridges with culverts and backfill, converting open deck bridges to ballast deck bridges, and other design approaches intended to reduce long term maintenance costs. 

Railroad Bridge Design

Crouch Engineering provides survey and design for new railroad bridges and for the replacement of existing bridges, including surveying, design, permitting, and construction project management services. Railroad contractor Crouch Engineering has designed many new bridges on railroads across the U.S. using the least cost approach.  Designs are developed in a manner that provides for construction of each bridge under site specific conditions, including restrictions of access for equipment, track time, and consideration of the project schedule.

Highway Bridge Design

Crouch Engineering provides survey and design for new highway bridges and for the replacement of existing highway bridges, including surveying, design, permitting, and construction project management services. Railroad contractor Crouch Engineering has designed many highway bridge replacements, primarily for highway projects impacting railroads. 

 

Bridge Design Projects by Crouch Engineering

Bridge Replacement over Highway 100

A low load rating along with poor timber piles and stringers made Bridge 36.6 over Highway 100 a good candidate for replacement. With limited available funds, Crouch Engineering had the task of designing a replacement bridge that could be built under traffic. The first phase of the project was to fill the 96-foot long south approach and build a new abutment. The second phase involved constructing new concrete bents with steel rolled beam girders, and a new deck plate girder over the highway, with precast concrete deck panels. The track over the bridge, and the bridge itself was upgraded to 286k, Cooper’s E-80 loading.

TSRR Bridge Design

The new double track project consisted of topographic surveying, track and bridge design, utilities relocations, environmental permitting, the bid phase, construction staking and construction project management for a new 4.4 mile double track mainline. The project included upgrading and widening an existing 400-foot long, 70-foot high single track bridge over Pitman Creek to accommodate double track, and design of a new highway overpass on Doc Newell Road, crossing over the Norfolk Southern Railway double track section.

4.4 Mile Double Track Project and Bridge Upgrades

The new double track project consisted of topographic surveying, track and bridge design, utilities relocations, environmental permitting, the bid phase, construction staking and construction project management for a new 4.4 mile double track mainline. The project included upgrading and widening an existing 400-foot long, 70-foot high single track bridge over Pitman Creek to accommodate double track, and design of a new highway overpass on Doc Newell Road, crossing over the Norfolk Southern Railway double track section.

Timber Trestle Replacements

Crouch Engineering performed all geotechnical investigations and foundation design work for the replacement of two BNSF timber pile trestles with a new ballast deck steel pile trestles in Lubbock, TX. Crouch set up and monitored drilling and testing, and developed bridge designs based on the geotechnical studies.

Briley Parkway Widening, Railroad Realignment, New Bridge Design

The new double track project consisted of topographic surveying, track and bridge design, utilities relocations, environmental permitting, the bid phase, construction staking and construction project management for a new 4.4 mile double track mainline for the Nashville and Eastern Railroad Authority. The project included upgrading and widening an existing 400-foot long, 70-foot high single track bridge over Pitman Creek to accommodate double track, and design of a new highway overpass on Doc Newell Road, crossing over the Norfolk Southern Railway double track section.

US 70 (SR 24) / SR 109 Main Line Alignment Change

Crouch Engineering designed a 3.2 mile realignment of the Nashville and Eastern mainline in conjunction with the US 70 highway widening project and the SR 109 highway widening project, eliminating 2 major grade crossings, on behalf of Nashville and Eastern Railroad Authority (NERA). The project included design of a grade separation at SR 109, two concrete and steel 3-span ballast deck bridges over streams, and a steel through plate girder bridge over US 70.

Norfolk Southern Railway / Amtrak Passenger Project

The Crouch Engineering design team worked closely with Norfolk Southern, the Virginia DRPT, Amtrak, CSX, local agencies, utilities, and regulators to plan, survey, design, permit, bid, manage, and stake out the following projects, which were a part of the overall Norfolk to Petersburg, VA Amtrak project:

- New Amtrak Station Platform and Platform Track; Harbor Park, Norfolk, VA Survey, design, utilities, permitting, bid phase, and staking - 2,000 TF platform track, main line realignment, I-95 Crash Walls, a new 800’ passenger station platform, and platform track.

St. Julian Amtrak Servicing Facility and New Wye Tracks - Norfolk, VA – Planning, survey, design, utilities, permitting, bid phase, and staking wye tracks (8,600 TF), main line realignment, & new Amtrak passenger train servicing facilities and wye to be used for Amtrak passenger trains to turn around

- NSR - CSXT Connection Track – Survey, design, permitting, utilities, bid phase, and staking for a 7,000 TF connection track and CSXT double track.

- New Double Mainline and Auto Ramp Bypass, Petersburg, VA – survey, design, permitting, bid phase, and staking for a new 6,200 TF mainline bypass

- Siding Extension & Highway Realignment, Petersburg, VA – survey, design of track, bridge overpass, and highway realignment, utilities, permitting, bid phase, project management., and construction staking for the 0.5 mi Johnson Rd. Realignment and railroad bridge overpass widening.

- Redesign of Portlock Yard, Chesapeake, VA – planning, survey, design, utilities, permitting, bid phase, and staking for additional storage tracks, a new switching lead, and redesign of other yard tracks to allow passenger trains to move through the yard without interference from yard switching operations.

Volkswagen – Bonny Oaks Dr. Underpasses, Yard Expansion, Hickory Valley Road Overpass Replacement and NSR Connection

Crouch Engineering worked with Hamilton County, Enterprise South, the HCRA and Norfolk Southern Railway (NSR) to provide planning, surveying, permitting, design and related services for the redesign and expansion of an existing railroad yard to serve Volkswagen in Chattanooga, TN. As a part of the Volkswagen Project, working with NSR and Hamilton County, Crouch Engineering designed a new connection with NSR, and facilitated a connection with CSXT. In addition, Crouch Engineering designed the replacement of the Bonny Oaks Drive single track overpass with three new through plate girder bridges, accommodating the tracks necessary for the expanded yard and widening of Bonny Oaks Drive as well. Crouch Engineering also designed the replacement of the Hickory Valley Drive Overpass over the Enterprise South Railroad to accommodate heavier highway traffic as well as provide additional track clearance for the railroad.

NERA – SR-24 (US 70), and SR 109 Grade Separation Projects

Crouch Engineering worked with the Nashville and Eastern Railroad Authority and TDOT to plan, survey and design a 3.2 mile long railroad main line realignment. This project eliminated two major railroad/highway grade crossings, providing grade separations at SR 109 and SR 24 (US 70) and improving railroad track geometry for higher speed operation in the area. Crouch performed all

- planning

- topographic surveying and mapping

- environmental permitting

- track and roadbed design

- one minor grade crossing redesign

- bridge design for two new ballast deck concrete/steel bridges at stream crossings (two bridge demolitions)

- and a new through plate girder bridge over SR 24 (a 5-lane highway widening project).

Crouch Engineering also worked with TDOT to present the project in Public Meetings.

NERA – Briley Parkway (SR 155) Widening and Railroad Realignment Project

Crouch Engineering worked with the N&ERR and TDOT to plan, survey, and design a 3.2 mile long railroad main line realignment that eliminated 2 major railroad/highway grade crossings, providing grade separations at SR 109 and SR 24 (US 70), and improving railroad track geometry for higher speed operation in Wilson County, TN. Crouch performed all

- planning

- topographic surveying and mapping

- environmental permitting

- track and roadbed design

- one minor grade crossing redesign

- bridge design for two new ballast deck concrete/steel bridges at stream crossings (two bridge demolitions)

- a new through plate girder bridge over SR 24 (a 5-lane highway widening project).

Crouch Engineering also worked with TDOT to present the project in Public Meetings.

TDOT – SR 22

Crouch Engineering performed plan review, retaining wall design, shoring plan review and construction observation for a 177 foot long state highway bridge over the Railroad. Crouch Engineering worked closely with TDOT to develop a roadbed slope stabilization design to prevent slope erosion and settlement, and maintain railroad ditch flow. Plan review began in 2009, construction was completed in 2013.

Indiana Southern Railroad Emergency Bridge Replacement

The Indiana Southern Railroad bridge over the White River experienced a settlement of one of the masonry piers that supported a through truss span over the White River. The railroad took the track out of service. Crouch Engineering developed an emergency design, requiring no environmental permitting, to replace the span and remove the failed pier. Crouch Engineering came up with a creative, economical design that was significantly lower than previous truss replacement costs. The railroad decided to replace a second truss span due to the lower cost.

Grove to Woods Double Track Project / Pitman Creek Bridge / Doc Newell Road Bridge, and County Road 2747 Realignment and Utility Relocations

Crouch Engineering provided full time construction management services, QA/QC, construction observation, contractor coordination, reporting and documentation for the Pitman Creek Bridge upgrades for double track and 286k, the new Doc Newell Road Overpass over the Norfolk Southern Railway (NSR), the County Road 2747 relocation, and a portion of the NSR Grove to Woods, KY Double Track Project.

The project included:

- construction of a 4.5 mile long double track section of the NSR

- upgrading a single track, 400’ long, 70’ high bridge over Pitman Creek to accommodate a second track and 286k loading

- construction of a new road alignment for Doc Newell Road

- a new highway bridge over the NSR

- slope stabilization, and other work

Crouch Engineering’s project manager was responsible for monitoring the general contractor and subs to ensure that the project was constructed in general conformance to the plans and specifications. These plans and specifications were also prepared by Crouch Engineering.

Johnson Road Bridge Overpass Over Norfolk Southern Railway

Crouch Engineering provided full time construction management services, QA/QC, construction observation, contractor coordination, reporting, and documentation for the Johnson Road Highway Bridge and highway alignment change for the widened overpass over the NSR in Petersburg, VA.

The project included construction of a 2,500 foot long highway realignmernt, and construction of a new highway bridge, keeping both the road and railroad in service during construction.

Crouch Engineering’s project manager was responsible for monitoring the general contractor and subs to ensure that the project was constructed in general conformance to the plans and specifications. These plans and specifications were also prepared by Crouch Engineering.

Duck River Bridge Replacement and Upgrades

Crouch Engineering provided full time construction management services, QA/QC, construction observation, contractor coordination, reporting and documentation for the South Central Tennessee Railroad Railroad Bridge and 286k replacement and upgrades in Centerville, TN.

The project included construction of new steel girder bridge spans, pre-cast concrete bridge deck panels and new concrete piers on steel piling to replace timber sections of the existing 1,400 foot long Duck River Bridge. The project also included upgrading an existing deck truss span and two steel through truss spans. Work was done keeping the bridge in service, as needed.

Crouch Engineering’s project manager was responsible for monitoring the general contractor and subs to ensure that the project was constructed in general conformance to the plans and specifications. These plans and specifications were also prepared by Crouch Engineering.