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MORRISON KNUDSEN WINS CONTRACT TO MANAGE CONSTRUCTION OF $85-MILLION BRIDGE PROJECT IN CONNECTICUT

 BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 23 ~PRNewswire~ -- Receipt of a contract to manage construction of an $85-million railroad bridge and viaduct project in Bridgeport, Conn., was announced today by Morrison Knudsen Corp. (MK)(NYSE: MRN).
 The contract, which was awarded to MK by Metro-North Commuter Railroad, of New York City, includes demolition of the existing Peck Bridge and railroad viaduct, and construction of a new bridge and viaduct. Metro-North provides commuter rail service connecting Connecticut and the New York City metropolitan area. The bridge, which will span the Pequonnock River, will be owned by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
 Scheduled to begin immediately, the project will be completed in phases, starting with construction of a temporary detour bridge and connection of that structure to the main line. The next stage will include demolition of the existing draw bridge and sections of the viaduct and construction of replacement structures. The final stage will be demolition and replacement of remaining viaduct sections. The new bridge will be 400 feet long and the new viaduct sections will total 2,800 feet in length.
 Completion is set for the fall of 1999.
 The project is part of improvement of the Northeast Corridor, the rail line connecting Washington, D.C., and Boston. Earlier this year, MK was selected by AMTRAK for a $295-million design and construction contract for electrification of the corridor's 157-mile- long northern section from New Haven, Conn., to Boston, giving the company a role in almost $400-million worth of an overall approximately $1-billion improvement project.
 Morrison Knudsen Corp. is an international company serving the environmental, industrial process, power and transportation markets with complete development, design~engineering, construction, operating and financial services.
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 ~CONTACT: Stanley D. Crow, vice-president, Corporate Communications, Morrison Knudsen, 208-386-5387~
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CO: Morrison Knudsen Corp.; Metro-North Commuter Railroad ST: Idaho, Connecticut IN: TRN SU: CON

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