Galvan Industries’ work on Charlotte, N.C.’s Gateway Station project is now featured on the American Galvanizers Association (AGA) Project Gallery. Galvan provided hot dip galvanizing for 1,000 tons of steel used in the new bus and rail facility, keeping it rust-free for the next century.
Gateway Station is a new $800.1 million dollar transportation station and rail line with a total job site construction area of approximately 19 acres being built in uptown Charlotte.
The project includes a new section of track with elevated platforms, a new bus station facility, rail station buildings, retaining walls, a parking deck, and a park greenway extension. It will consolidate passenger rail and intercity transportation modes at Trade and Graham Streets in Charlotte.
Gateway Station will replace an existing Amtrak station that was built in 1962 as well as a Greyhound bus station that was built in 1973. Previous train stations have also stood at this site, dating back to 1886.
Construction is underway on Phase 1 of the project, which is expected to be completed in 2023.
Galvan’s work on Phase 1 consisted of galvanizing large wide flange steel beams used for the retaining wall on one side of the new track construction, and galvanizing reinforcing verticals and spirals for large structural bridge supports. The combined orders totaled approximately 1000 tons. Portions of the project were started in 2018 and shipped through 2019.
Specifiers chose hot-dip galvanizing on this project for long-term corrosion prevention, sustainability, and the reduced life cycle cost. Galvanizing the retaining wall and bridge reinforcing steel will keep it safe from corrosion for more than 100 years.