Panel Discussion on the Proposed Bridge Construction on the Union Pacific Railroad Causeway as Mitigation for closing the East and West Culverts.
A brief history of the UPRR Great Salt Lake Causeway, the proposed project and update of past and current permitting activities to date
With Dan Harbeke
It was 150 years ago that Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of July 1, 1862, creating the original Union Pacific. One of America’s iconic companies, today Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation, linking 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail and providing freight solutions and logistics expertise to the global supply chain. Union Pacific’s diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Energy, Industrial Products and Intermodal. The railroad emphasizes excellent customer service and offers competitive routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. Union Pacific connects with Canada’s rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major gateways to Mexico, making it North America’s premier rail franchise
Mark McCune is Director Structures Design for Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha, Nebraska. He oversees all aspects of bridge design, including hydrology and hydraulic analyses, permitting, structural design, and preparation of construction drawings, for approximately 250 structures per year. He has worked in the Engineering Department of Union Pacific since 1979.
Mr. McCune graduated summa cum laude from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. He is a registered professional civil engineer in Nebraska