Train Derailment

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GEMTEC provided emergency geotechnical engineering support following a train derailment in Northern Ontario.

Our geotechnical support included the following:

  • Borehole and test pit investigations for caisson, crane pad, and temporary causeway design
  • Design recommendations for a temporary railway embankment over a 30-metre wide river
  • Design recommendations for outrigger support of a 550 tonne crane over soft subgrade soils
  • Design support for the rock-socketed caissons required for the bridge reconstruction
  • Monitor stability of temporary causeway during service life
  • Full-time construction support and inspection