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The Norfolk Southern Partial Bridge Removal was performed for Norfolk Southern Railroad, PT-276.56, located in Johnstown, PA.

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Project Experience

Norfolk Southern Bridge Removal

This project entailed providing demolition services in support of a railway improvement project located in Johnstown, PA. It involved the partial demolition of Bridge PT-276.56 crossing over Fairfield Avenue, including removal of the easternmost spans no longer in use, as well as respective piers supporting the existing structure. After shoring the active rail, the concrete deck was sawcut and disposed. Steel girder beams were removed at night during low traffic conditions using a crane set up in the northbound lane of traffic. The beams were set onto flatbed trailers and sent to a recycling facility.


The remaining abutment end wall sections were raised to coincide with the existing live rail and a new walkway system was constructed along the south side of the rail. The piers and columns supporting the bridge were removed and replaced to match the northbound and southbound sidewalk areas. A new pedestrian handrail was also installed in the demolished pier areas and the entire underpass area was spall repaired.

Demolition Clears The Way For Progress

Demolition, properly and safely utilized, provides opportunities necessary for new infrastructure as well as renovation of existing locations.

Advantage Blasting and Demolition is licensed and authorized to perform both conventional demolition and explosive demolition projects nationwide.

Although we offer two separate divisions of demolition, by combining our resources, we're able to perform any turnkey demolition project needed.

Our goal at Advantage Blasting & Demolition is to formulate, develop & streamline (with one-on-one communication) the best options available via conventional and/or explosive demolition, a process to complete every job to our customer’s satisfaction in a safe, timely & cost efficient manner.

The use of explosives allows us to provide clients with the most effective methodology available in the industry, providing them the tools needed to bid more efficiently and with less manpower, thereby reducing work-force exposure and overall liability.