For Immediate Release
November 2, 2020
Tallahassee, Florida – Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, LLC (FGA) recently completed the construction of a new rail bridge in Marianna, FL. Through a partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and with the support of the City of Marianna, the railroad replaced the Borden Street rail bridge. The new and improved bridge greatly increases the vertical clearance for vehicles traveling on Borden Street. This provides first responders a much-needed alternative route to serve all of Marianna during times of rail traffic.
The open timber bridge is located at railroad milepost 00K785.20 and transverses Borden Street in Marianna, Jackson County, Florida. The project was completed over a two-month span, wrapping up construction in early August, and had a total project cost of $175,000.
The Borden Street bridge project was part of an eight-month, multimillion-dollar initiative to repair or replace 20 bridges along FGA’s line. The investment in the newly created railroad, established in 2019, reinforces the commitment of FGA and its parent, RailUSA, to revitalizing the line.
About Florida Gulf & Atlantic, LLC
Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, LLC (FGA) is a regional short line railroad, serving the panhandle of Florida and southern Georgia. It was created in 2019 when the line was purchased from CSX. FGA operates 430 miles of track, running east/west along the I-10 corridor between Baldwin, FL and Pensacola, FL, with a branch line to Attapulgus, GA. The railroad interchanges with CSX in both Baldwin and Pensacola, FL and with the AN Railway (AN) in Chattahoochee, FL. FGA is managed by RailUSA.
About RailUSA, LLC
RailUSA, LLC is an independent freight railroad and rail services holding company headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. RailUSA owns and operates two short line/regional railroads – Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, which operates between Baldwin, FL, and Pensacola, FL, and Granada Railroad, which runs between Memphis, TN, and Canton, MS. The company is majority-owned and controlled by Equity Group Investments (EGI), the private investment firm of Sam Zell, and other EGI-led investors. For more information visit www.garailways.com