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Big R Bridge is your go-to project partner in efficient rail infrastructure.


Avoid lengthy closures and save time and money with rail solutions from Big R Bridge. With extensive project experience, we are well-poised to help with budgets and planning. The earlier we get involved, the more you may save. 

We are a proven design-build project partner with a dedicated, in-house engineering team and an extensive knowledge of AREMA standards. We offer quick turn-around for design and fabrication and full project cycle assistance and on-site supervision.

We have many economical structure options to choose from and value-engineered alternatives. Our structures have the ability to meet single, double and triple AREMA clearance boxes

Applications

» Grade Separations and Approach Ramps
» Overpasses and Underpasses
» Box Culverts
» Water and Wetland Crossings
» Vehicular and Pedestrian Bridges
» Abutments and Retaining Walls
» Headwalls and Wingwalls
» Sound Barrier Walls
» Culverts, Fish Passages and Drainage
» Rehabilitation and Relines
» Sound Wall Systems

Grade Separations and Approach Ramps

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Supporting the heaviest railway loads, our Structural Steel PlatePrefabricated Bridges and Retaining Wall Systems are go-to solutions for today’s busy rail systems needing accelerated design and construction. Our ability to economically package these solutions makes them frequent companions in grade separation and approach ramp applications.
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Overpasses and Underpasses
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Our versatile and attractive Structural Plate overpasses and underpasses are designed to meet railway clearances well beyond your needs. Ultra•Cor® or Super•Cor® Arches and Box Culverts, are recommended for larger applications. Bolt-A-Plate® is well-suited to less demanding applications and offers the widest array of size and shape configurations.
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Box Culverts

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Featuring a unique geometry for generous rail or road clearances, Box Culverts are the perfect solution for long-span, low-rise situations with shallow cover requirements. We offer many different possibilities in Box Culverts in Ultra•Cor® or Super•Cor® Structural Steel Plate or Dur•A•Span™ Aluminum Structural Plate — each one ready to shoulder the load for many years of low-maintenance service.
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Water and Wetland Crossings

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With difficult terrain and sensitive ecosystems, these crossings require extra care and engineering expertise. We can provide many types of solutions from Prefabricated Bridges and Structural Steel and or Aluminum Plate for larger applications, to Corrugated Pipe for smaller ones. Naturally, our wall systems are always ready to lend their support for abutments, headwalls and the like.
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Vehicular and Pedestrian Bridges

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Durable and low-maintenance Modular Railway Bridges are designed by our in-house engineering team to meet the most stringent regulations and decrease or eliminate environmental impacts. Prefabricated Pedestrian Bridges are ideal for today’s demanding light rail and intermodal crossings. Modular components for spans up to 400' (122 m) can be installed in one day for limited interruption to rail traffic.
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Abutments and Retaining Walls

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Our engineered Vist-A-Wall MSE Structural Wall Systems® create cost-effective on-site abutments and retaining walls. They are available in a variety of Precast Panel finishes or as Wire Walls with natural cobblestone at the face. Our Two-Stage Precast Walls are ideal for areas where excessive settlement is anticipated. Vist-A-Walls’ flexible design works well around various types of obstructions such as steel piles. Our Bolt-A-Bin®, cellular metal bin type walls are another economical option for abutments or steepened slopes.
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Headwalls and Wingwalls
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Sound Barrier Walls

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With their lighter weight, lower installed costs and long-term durability, Big R Sound Walls are a perfect choice to keep the peace in neighborhoods along busy railways. They are installed easily on narrow job sites and are available in several attractive colours and configurations to satisfy important aesthetic considerations. Many of our installations have been replacements for deteriorating concrete systems.
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Culverts, Fish Passages and Drainage
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We offer various types of fish passage solutions. Our corrosion/abrasion resistant Dur•A•Span™ Aluminum Structural Plate is particularly well-suited to saltwater or aggressive environments. We also offer different finishes on Structural Steel Plate for extended service life. Specialized fish baffle inserts are available and open-bottom designs decrease environmental impact.
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Rehabilitations and Relines
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Our reline packages can help salvage older culvert or bridge structures and avoid the cost, traffic interruption and environmental issues of a full replacement. Custom-fit inserts can be made from Corrugated Pipe or various profiles of Structural Plate. One of our latest innovations, THE EDGE Super•Cor® Flange Connection, allows liners to be completely built from one side.
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Sound Wall Systems

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Engineered for maximum noise reduction, AIL Sound Walls are lightweight, easy-to-install and cost-effective.
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