During the early morning hours of Friday, November 30, 2012, seven freight train cars derailed at the Paulsboro Railroad Bridge over the Mantua Creek. Conrail turned to trusted bridge experts Modjeski and Masters to assist with restoring safe operations of the railroad. Following an emergency field response and inspection, Modjeski and Masters worked with Conrail to reopen the formerly movable bridge as a fixed structure. This temporary fix ensured safe operation of the railroad until a more permanent movable structure could be constructed on the same alignment and with as little interruption to rail traffic as possible. Modjeski and Masters was again tasked with finding solutions.
To learn more about our solution to this project, click on the links below to watch the documentary film or read more on our feature project page.