Amtrak has awarded the contract two new bridges to a joint venture after a year-long procurement process.

The contract to replace the 177-year-old Susquehanna River Rail Bridge with two new crossings has been awarded to the joint venture Flatiron/Herzog on a construction manager at risk (CMAR) basis.

Amtrak has also issued other contracts associated with these bridges. A project and construction management contract went to an Aecom-led team. And Fay Construction will demolish ten piers left over from an 1866 rail bridge that lay east of the present bridge.

The moveable Susquehanna River Rail Bridge will be replaced by two fixed bridges with two tracks. The project will also improve the crossing’s power, signal, safety and security systems.

The project recently obtained US$2.08 billion in funding (link opens in new tab). from the Federal Railroad Administrations for design and construction.