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Trainscapes: Lake Pontchartrain Crosstie Replacement Project

Norfolk Southern maintains a very long railroad bridge over Lake Pontchartrain.  At 5.8 miles long, Norfolk Southern’s Lake Pontchartrain Bridge in Louisiana is the longest railroad bridge in the country and the longest rail bridge over water in the world. Packed with 180 million pounds of concrete and 102 miles of steel, it is a major rail thoroughfare of the South, with freight and passenger trains traversing it daily between Slidell and the port of New Orleans.

See how crews performed a crosstie replacement project on the bridge below!