Northside Transit Center
Cincinnati, OH United States | 2020
The City of Charlotte and the NCDOT have been planning rail and light rail transportation upgrades for Charlotte, NC since 1991. Finally, a new $800.1 million dollar transportation station and rail line is being constructed in uptown that has a total jobsite construction area of approximately 19 acres, with three different phases of construction that include: a brand new section of track with elevated platforms, a new bus station facility, rail station buildings, retaining walls, a parking deck, and a park greenway extensions. This large improvement project has been in the planning stages for around 30 years and will replace an existing Amtrak station that was built in 1962 as well as a Greyhound bus station that was built in 1973. Prior to that, this was the site of three different stations: the Atlanta & Charlotte Depot (before 1886), the Richmond and Danville Depot (between years 1886-1905) and the Southern Depot (between years 1905-1962).
Previous train stations located at this new location have dated back to before 1886.
The galvanized portion of this project consisted of large wide flange beams used for the retaining wall on one side of the new track construction, and galvanized reinforcing verticals and spirals for the large structural bridge supports. Both galvanized orders totaled approximately 1000 tons with the majority of tonnage being in the large retaining walls. This portion of the project was started back in 2018 and shipped all the way through 2019. Some of the galvanized steel was still being erected in 2020.
The reasons for specifying hot-dip galvanizing on this project is for the corrosion performance, sustainability, and the reduced life cycle cost. Galvanizing the retaining wall and bridge reinforcing steel will keep the steel safe from corrosion for over 100 years.
Bridge & Highway
Charlotte, NC United States
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Ease of Specifying, Initial Cost, Life-Cycle Cost, Quality of HDG, Sustainability, Turnaround Time
Retaining Wall H-Pile
Railroad bridge column reinforcement
City of Charlotte
Galvan Industries, Inc.
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