BNSF Bridge 7.6 Anacortes Swing Span Fender System Replacement

Prime Contractor: Advanced American Construction
Owner: BNSF Railway

Anacortes, WA
June 2017 - November 2017
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Project Details

Advanced American Construction (AAC) was contracted by BNSF Railway to perform the rehabilitation to the fender system on Bridge 7.6 over the Swinomish Channel.  AAC worked together with BNSF, USCG and local stakeholders to value engineer, permit, and rehabilitate the bridges fender system during peak season for local fisheries and mariner navigation.  AAC coordinated closely with BNSF to maintain rail traffic without any delays or outages for the duration of the project.

All marine work was completed as planned, safely and without any environmental issues.

Project Highlights

Timber pile removal
Timber fender/whaler removal 
Environmental handling & disposal of existing timber
Steel pile installation
In-house Design, Engineering & Value Engineering of new modular fender system
Installation of seatimber whaler system
Installation of walkway system for inspections and navagation lighting
Coordination with US Coast Guard and Local Tribal Fisheries

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