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CSX TRANSPORTATION ANNOUNCES RAILROAD BRIDGE OVER SALT RIVER AT SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY., TO REOPEN 6 P.M. TODAY

 CSX TRANSPORTATION ANNOUNCES RAILROAD BRIDGE OVER SALT RIVER
 AT SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY., TO REOPEN 6 P.M. TODAY
 JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Transportation announced today that the railroad bridge over the Salt River at Shepherdsville, Ky., will reopen at 6 p.m. today.
 "The cooperation between local, state and federal agencies to clear the derailment and accomplish this bridge reopening in just 17 days was outstanding," said Jerry R. Davis, executive vice president-operations.
 The bridge was heavily damaged by a train derailment Nov. 19, caused when a garbage truck rammed into a nearby underpass, shifting the track overhead. The old bridge, constructed in 1909, was a double track, three-span structure. Two of the spans were destroyed and the other damaged.
 The new bridge contains five spans, four replacing the two that were destroyed. Two additional piers were poured to support the new spans, which were assembled from girder spans from CSX's Barboursville, W.Va., Bridge Shop. CSX personnel performed the design, fabrication and reconstruction of the bridge.
 "Our engineering employees rose to the occasion, including working over the Thanksgiving holidays, and safely restored this bridge expeditiously and in a professional manner," said Earl J. Currie, vice president-engineering. "A great deal of innovation was shown in design and construction methods for the rebuilt bridge."
 While the line between Louisville, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn., was out of service, CSX engineering and signal forces made significant improvements in track and signal systems.
 Track improvements included the installation of four new switch turnouts, 1,200 feet of welded rail, 15,000 new cross ties, and the surfacing of 17 miles of track. Signal upgrades included installation of two new microprocessor-based dispatcher-controlled turnouts, three new intermediate signal locations, modification of three existing signal locations and eight highway grade-crossing protection devices. The completion of this work will require a daytime curfew of trains for the next seven days.
 The train accident, involving 27 cars, 13 of which went down an embankment of the Salt River, happened about 10 minutes after a garbage truck rammed the underpass. The collision forced a severe lateral movement in the steel structure, shifting the overhead track both vertically and laterally in the direction of the truck's travel.
 CSX Transportation Inc. and its 36,000 employees provide rail transportation and distribution services over an 18,800 route-mile network in 20 states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, Canada. CSX Transportation is a business unit of CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX), which is headquartered in Richmond, Va.
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 /CONTACT: Dick Bussard of CSX Transportation, 904-359-1510/
 (CSX) CO: CSX Transportation; CSX Corporation ST: Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, Virginia IN: TRN SU:


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