MECHANICSBURG, PA | Freight railroads are an important yet often overlooked part of America’s infrastructure. In the United States, it’s a close to $70 Billion industry that employs around 176,000 people. Every year, around 30 million cars haul 1.9 billion tons of freight across 140,000 miles of track.
Modjeski and Masters’ leadership in designing and maintaining important railroad infrastructure dates back over 120 years. It all began in 1893 when our founder, Ralph Modjeski, designed the Government Bridge in Rock Island, IL. The bridge is still standing and is expected to last for another 100 years.
It’s this longstanding expertise that was highlighted in a recent “World’s Greatest!” episode. In the segment, you can see the work we’ve done for the following railroad bridges:
- Middletown Bridges Replacement – Middletown, PA
- Stonington Bridges Replacement – Stonington, CT
- Portageville Bridge Inspection – Portageville, NY
We were also able to showcase the inspection work done on the Rockville Bridge. Located just north of Harrisburg, this bridge carries passenger and freight traffic across the Susquehanna River. Built in 1900, it is the longest stone masonry arch railroad viaduct in the world.
To view the video, visit https://youtu.be/GjMTkSvQjJo or check your local listings.
Big thanks to everyone who participated in this program, including Mike Britt, Tom Murphy, Dan Irwin and Kevin Johns. It’s because of your dedication that Modjeski and Masters continues to lead the way to better-maintained rail infrastructure.