The strategically located Moorman Yard near Toledo, Ohio, is a major freight center for Norfolk Southern Railway Co. This $160-million project doubles the yard’s capacity. The design carefully avoided wetland and stream impacts, saving significant schedule time by using a Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit. Extensive underground utilities presented the construction team with unforeseen conditions needing quick solutions. Structural and geotechnical innovations in Michael Baker’s design solved the problems of the vertical constraints and weak soil conditions.

Moorman (Formerly Bellevue) Rail Yard Expansion Engineering and Design Services
Belleview, Ohio

Key Players

Owner Norfolk Southern Railway Co.

Lead Design Firm/Structural Engineer/Civil Engineer/MEP Engineer Michael Baker International

Construction Manager STV

Contractor E.S. Wagner Co.

Consultants KS Associates Inc.; Crouch Engineering