During the early morning hours of Friday, November 30, 2012, seven freight train cars derailed at the Paulsboro Bridge over the Mantua Creek. An integral part of Conrail's Penns Grove Secondary – a 20-mile railroad freight line in the Delaware Valley – Conrail turned to trusted bridge experts Modjeski and Masters to assist with restoring safe operations of the railroad.
Also known as the East Jefferson Street railroad bridge, the Paulsboro Bridge was built in 1917 and rebuilt in 1940 for the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines. Following an emergency field response and inspection, Modjeski and Masters worked with Conrail to reopen U.G. Bridge No. 13.70 over Mantua Creek. The reconstructed bridge ensured continued safety for the local community and safe operations for Conrail. The existing 183-ft single-track bridge features a 52-ft movable span which was rendered inoperable in late 2012.
Dr. John Kulicki, PE, SE (Project Principal)
Richard Martino, PE (Project Manager)
Richard Litte, PE (Field Services Coordinator)
Richard Jackson, PE (Deputy Project Manager)
Anthony Temeles, PE, SE (Lead Design Engineer)
Gregory Wisniewski, PE (Design Engineer)
Dustin Schopen, EIT (Design Engineer)
Jeffrey Newman, PE (Mechanical Engineer)
Geoffrey Forest, PE (Mechanical Engineer)
David Barrett, PE (Mechanical Engineer)