Client: Ameren Illinois
Location: Jasper County, IL
This project rerouted the rail line at the Newton Plant for Ameren Illinois. St. Louis Bridge built a small railroad bridge to span over an existing 18’ diameter cooling line feeding the power plant. The constant strain from passing trains over this line was causing the line to deteriorate. The purpose for rerouting the rail line and adding the bridge was to alleviate the pressure on the existing pipe. This bridge is unique in it was built at ground level. When the structural steel was being hauled to the project it was as high as it would ever be.