CASTILE – Construction of the $70 million railroad bridge that will eventually span the gorge above the upper falls is set to break ground Wednesday and carry on through the next 3 years.
According to a press release from Norfolk Southern, the arch, single-track bridge will be 900 feet long and built just 75 feet south of the current bridge.
Norfolk Southern will also construct 1,200 feet of new track on either side of the Genesee River gorge to align existing tracks with the new bridge.
Norfolk Southern is taking on the project alongside the New York State Department of Transportation, and the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and numerous other supporters.
The Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive and industrial products.