Rensselaer Rail Station

Rensselaer, NY

A multi-phased project that included a new station, parking structure, entrance road with highway bridge, and passenger loading bridge. The building is a four-story, 67,000-square-foot station featuring exposed roof structure and a 130-foot clock tower with a 3-ton, hand-crafted, copper dome. In addition to railroad related functions, the building also includes the city post office and commercial retail space. A 635-space parking structure abuts the station, and the upper level is designed to support truck and bus traffic. A 34-foot-wide by 125-foot-long passenger loading bridge with enclosed escalators, stairs, and elevators provides access to both high-level precast platforms. The complex is accessed via a precast box girder bridge with a cast-in-place concrete Texas barrier. Segmental retaining walls were used to form the approach road embankment. The project was the winner of an Award of Merit for a Transit Project from New York Construction News and a Silver Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies.