California High Speed ​​Rail Girders Placed in Kern County

The California High-Speed ​​Rail Authority and design-build contractor, California Rail Builders, placed the final precast beams for Construction Lot 4 of the California High-Speed ​​Rail Project, marking a major construction milestone .

On the night of July 8, 2022, construction crews placed 12 precast concrete beams on the State Route 46 underpass in Wasco. These girders will create a bridge to allow high-speed trains to run parallel to the BNSF Railway.

Overnight, construction crews placed 12 precast concrete beams on the State Route 46 underpass in Wasco

With this placement, all structures along the 22-mile high-speed rail line between the Tulare/Kern County line and Poplar Avenue south of Wasco are now under construction.

This milestone follows the installation of 15 precast beams at the Merced Avenue Grade Separation south of Wasco last month, where the beams span more than 177 feet. Additionally, the last four of 120 precast concrete beams were also placed on the pergola section of the Wasco Viaduct in the spring of 2022.

California High Speed ​​Rail Beams

Since construction began, California’s high-speed rail project has created more than 8,000 construction jobs

119 miles of California’s high-speed rail line is currently under construction in the Central Valley, with more than 30 active construction sites.

Jose P. Rogers