New Bridge in Fresno Makes Way for High Speed Rail

Though the news about the California High Speed Rail projects seems to oscillate between good and bad every month, there's at least one tangible sign of progress for the project: a new bridge in Fresno built to make room for the powerful trains.
August 6, 2017, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"It’s about eight months later than originally expected, but the California High-Speed Rail Authority is finally ready to open the new Tuolumne Street railroad overcrossing in downtown Fresno," reports Tim Sheehan. A ribbon cutting for the new bridge took place on August 4, 2017, opening the bridge to motorists later that day. Delays in the project were blamed on the exceptionally rainy year in California.

"The bridge spans from Broadway to the east and F street on the west, and will carry drivers over the Union Pacific Railroad freight tracks and the future high-speed rail line," adds Sheehan.

The Fresno Bee is keeping a close eye on the California High Speed Rail project. It's ongoing coverage of the project is all available in one place.

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Published on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 in Fresno Bee
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