The Northern Rail Extension will be constructed in four phases, pending funding availability.
Phase One of the Northern Rail Extension establishes a crossing and an associated levee system near Salcha, AK. Land clearing began in August 2011, and levee construction began on September 6, 2011. Construction of the Tanana River Bridge was completed in August 2014.
Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. of Anchorage provided construction management and general contracting services for Phase One.
Attention River Users: Boaters are advised to use EXTREME CAUTION when traveling the Tanana River near the Tanana River Bridge.