National Roadshow Highlights Main Street Station Train Shed
Recently, the Engineering and Public Works Roadshow held an event to honor the Richmond Main Street Station Train Shed project. The roadshow is a joint effort by the ACEC, the ASCE, and the American Public Works Association to celebrate successful infrastructure investment projects and highlight the way engineers and public works professionals can work together to transform communities.
The restoration of the Main Street Station Train Shed is a shining example of revitalizing a public space while preserving its history and cultural significance. Schnabel is proud to have played a significant role in this project from design through construction.
The Main Street Station Train Shed was one of the last gable-roofed train sheds ever built and one of the earliest examples of riveted steel trusses, which are now standard construction. This project is a landmark example of adaptive re-use, transforming a disused asset into a first-class event space with all glass walls.
Present at the event were Paul Diggs, PE, representing Schnabel Engineering; U.S. Senator Tim Kaine; Federal Railroad Administration Deputy Administrator Jennifer Mitchell; Virginia Passenger Rail Authority Executive Director DJ Stadtler; Richmond Department of Public Works Senior Project Manager Jeannie Welliver; Current President of APWA, Keith Pugh, PE, PWLF; and retired Richmond Transportation Planner Viktoria Badger.
This project is a shining example of revitalizing a public space while preserving its history and cultural significance.