Immortalized in the history books, the Stourbridge Lion was the first steam locomotive to run on a commercial rail in the United States. Today, Leeward Construction has the esteemed opportunity to replace and relocate two bridge structures on the railway suitably named after the famed train.
For two consecutive years, the Wallenpaupack Creek was severely flooded causing extensive damage to not only the bridges, but also to the approaching track. Leeward will be tackling this project through multiple phases. The first phase will include construction of the newly relocated abutments as well as a center pier to accommodate the shifting of the waterway. Lifting the existing steel girder spans and positioning them in their new resting place will be the second task to be completed. The final stage will incorporate the reestablishing of the embankment surrounding the abutments and the tracks leading to the bridges.