For railroad bridge projects, there are no detours. Rapid bridge replacement is crucial. Crews must get in and out quickly, returning the railway to service with the shortest downtime possible. With the HCB system, railways can accomplish bridge construction quickly, safely and easily at a faster pace than with conventional construction methods.
Lightweight railroad HCB prefabricated modules allow for installation of longer spans with the same equipment and methods currently used, completing work faster than ever before.
With their unique composition of components, HCBs designed and manufactured for railroad loading have additional strength capacity up to 60 percent more than required by code. As of 2014, railroad bridges with HCBs have been exposed to 500 million gross tons of Class 1 rail traffic – exposure demonstrating the HCB’s proven technology for railway applications.