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The Tide Light Rail Transit System

The Tide Light Rail Transit SystemNorfolk, Virginia – 2008-2011

McCallum performed structural fill and compaction testing, construction materials, and laboratory testing, field review and monitoring of utility installation, and structural steel inspection for various stations, the bridge (viaduct) between Harbor Park and Norfolk State University stations, and the vehicle storage and maintenance facility. McCallum also provided subsurface exploration for the signal pole foundations.

The Tide is over seven miles long, stretching from the Eastern Virginia Medical Center at its westernmost end through downtown Norfolk and ending at Newtown Road. It includes eleven stations, and the light rail vehicles are powered by an overhead electrical system.