Route 66 Viaduct Rehabilitation

Project Description

The Galena Viaduct is part of the historic Route 66 Corridor. The concrete overhead viaduct was constructed in 1922 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 213-foot viaduct consists of reinforced concrete girder approach spans and a concrete encased steel girder main span over the railroad tracks. The overall condition of the bridge was poor. The bridge rehabilitation involved repair or replacement of severely weathered concrete pedestal footings and columns, deteriorating girder ends, spalling and delaminating concrete, and old gunite and concrete patches. The bridge repairs were made over an active BNSF rail line. Extra precautions were necessary to meet stringent railroad safety standards. Work was stopped whenever a train was spotted approaching the bridge. The historic Route 66 Viaduct will stand strong for many more years because of this structural rehabilitation.

Schwab Eaton is a full-service professional engineering and design firm. We offer civil engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, and construction support services.