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  MBTA/Amtrak Canton Viaduct Rehabilitation

Canton, Massachusetts
The Town of Canton presented its 2000 Preservation Award to Thompson Lingel, MKA's Job Captain, for the firm's outstanding work on this project.

Built in 1835 by the Boston & Providence Railroad, it is one of the two oldest surviving multiple arch stone railroad bridges still in active mainline use in the United States. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, it was declared a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1999.

McGinley Kalsow & Associates conducted extensive research on the structure and its history. The firm was responsible for the development of the plans and specifications for the restoration of the stone masonry. MKA developed the design for the profile of the new deck and the reconfiguration of the late nineteenth century railing to incorporate the electrification for the new high-speed Acela train sets, while maintaining the historic appearance of the structure.


 
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