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Union Pacific reopens Dry Canyon Bridge in Northern California – FreightWaves

Union Pacific’s Dry Canyon Bridge in Northern California has reopened after damage from wildfires …….

Union Pacific’s Dry Canyon Bridge in Northern California has reopened after damage from wildfires in late June.

Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) initially had anticipated that the bridge would reopen in mid-August, However the railroad later moved up the reopening date. 

On Monday, UP said the bridge reopened on Sunday, “almost a month forward of schedule, As a Outcome of of staff’ tireless efforts,” Based mostly on spokesperson Robynn Tysver.

The bridge is north of Redding, California. The bridge sustained damage from the Lava Hearth, and UP closed the bridge on June 28.

In the meantime, UP additionally reopened on Sunday night its line impacted by the Dixie Hearth. The Dixie Hearth, north of Oroville, California, was solely 23% contained as of final week, and it spanned 220,000 acres, Based mostly on a Friday service advisory. At one level, The hearth had jumped onto UP’s tracks, damaging the decking on two bridges on the route north of Oroville, Based mostly on UP. 

“Wright hereas We’re reopened throughout the areas impacted by The hearths, we proceed to work intently with the California Division of Forestry and Hearth Safety To attenuate any potential fire damage. Hearthfighters additionally proceed to journey our water trains and assist crews in defending buildings,” Tysver said.

In UP’s service advisory final Friday, UP said the closure of the Dry Canyon Bridge might Finish in proceedd transit delays over The subsequent few weeks As a Outcome of the railroad repositions assets. UP additionally said on Friday that it was planning to stage inbound trains at strategic places To assist in working off the backlog of trains.

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