Union Pacific Railroad – Union and Plattsmouth

With a challenging schedule requirement, the Union Pacific Railroad hired Hawkins to replace two separate bridges within 30 days. The work was completed during a “blitz” in which UPRR replaced miles of track. Due to the ongoing train traffic, Hawkins was only allowed five-hour work windows to install all steel H-piling, and two 20-hour time frames to replace the bridges. Hawkins’ bridge replacement work was coordinated with the UPRR track replacement gang of 100 laborers and multiple track replacement machines, requiring an extremely intricate schedule. Construction equipment included a 160-ton crane, excavators, skid loader, and pile hammer.

Project Details

Union Pacific (UPRR)
Union, NE and Plattsmouth, NE

"Hawkins Construction Company has been a vital partner in building some of Nebraska's most iconic transportation projects — like the West Dodge elevated expressway and the Interstate 80 six-lane between Omaha and Lincoln. Hawkins’ teams consistently help solve problems on-site, create accurate documents, and minimize unnecessary changes — all at extremely competitive prices.”

Randall D. Peters, P.E.
NDOR Director - State Engineer, 2012 -2015
Associate Professor of Practice - UNL Department of Civil Engineering