Flatiron Secures Bridge Approach Replacement Contract in Southern California

Flatiron, a transportation and infrastructure contractor, has been awarded a contract to replace the trestle approach to a bridge located in northern San Diego County, Calif., on a portion of the rail corridor connecting Los Angeles to San Diego. The award for the work for the San Diego Association of Governments is among some $200 million in contracts for various transportation-related projects that the company announced on Feb. 8.

Flatiron said the bridge will be reconstructed in place by building new foundation system under the existing wood trestle bridge and placing precast box sections during three weekend closures. The $26 million project will begin in March and is expected to open in spring of 2011.

Flatiron is a subsidiary of Hochtief, an international construction service provider.