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37 Coos Bay Rail Line Bridge Repairs Completed
37 Timber Bridges along the Coos Bay Rail line have been repaired. The completion of the rehabilitation and repair work along the 134-mile line was announced today. Scott Partney Construction replaced timber bridge bent caps, stringers and deck ties. It also included structural repairs and installing ballast at approaches. The Coos Bay Rail Line is a short line class III railroad owned and operated by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay. It provides connections to the North American railway network for manufacturing operations in Coos, Douglas, and Lane Counties, and for marine terminals in the Coos Bay harbor. In total, there are 121 bridges along the entire line. Timber bridges make up most bridge structures. The $2.3 million dollar project was funded by the Oregon Lottery Backed Bond Grant that the Port was awarded in 2013. The last phase to complete the project is a final inspection by bridge engineering firm, Stantec Inc.