Projects

Dakota & Iowa Railroad Bridge Replacements

Hawkins removed and replaced eight separate bridges over two projects. Existing bridges were timber and replaced with H-pile supported precast structures that varied in lengths from 22 feet up to 100 feet. Pile driving was coordinated around train traffic and each bridge superstructure was completely replaced in a one-day track outage. Construction duration for all eight bridges was 5 months.

Project Details

Client:
Dakota & Iowa Railroad (D&I)
Location:
Akron, IA to Elk Point, SD
Completed:
2016
Value:
Private
Category:
Rail

“Hawkins Construction Company has brought ideas to the District for both cost savings as well as scheduling to keep projects both on time and on budget. To help do this they make time early in the project for both collaborative value engineering as well as learning the intricacies of our projects to avoid potential schedule problems. This understanding of the project helps them with the management of subcontractors and makes for a more organized construction process.”

Michael A. Koenig, P.E.
Director – Major Water Plant Projects