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Parsons Alliance Awarded Structural Monitoring Contract by Canadian Pacific Railway

PASADENA, CA (June 5, 2012) – Parsons is pleased to announce that it has been awarded  a contract by Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) for the structural monitoring and advanced condition assessment of its La Crosse Rail Bridge. The bridge was one of the first 15 bridges built across the Mississippi River, and it spans between La Crescent, MN, and La Crosse, WI. CPR owns approximately 14,000 miles of track across Canada and the United States.

Under this 1-year contract, Parsons will perform structural monitoring and advanced condition assessment of this 100-year-old, swing-span structure. Parsons was selected in part because of its alliance with LifeSpan Technologies, a leader in structural monitoring technology. Parsons-LifeSpan offered CPR the unique combination of advanced condition assessment technology and engineering capabilities to provide accurate, objective, precise, and timely data regarding its bridge at La Crosse in support of the safe extension of the structure’s service life until the bridge is replaced.

“We are extremely pleased to provide this important service to Canadian Pacific Railway, whose vision is to become the safest and most fluid railway in North America,” said Tom Barron, Parsons Group President. “Work of this nature will allow bridge owners to improve our infrastructure by safely extending the lives of their assets, rather than performing unnecessary repairs and/or premature replacements.”

Parsons, celebrating more than 65 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, and defense/security. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit

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Erin Kuhlman
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