Railroad Tracks

Photo Credit: Alex Mead

Seen here is a classic railroad track from anywhere in the United States. Trains’ ability to move vast amounts of cargo very efficiently across large distances make them very desirable for cross country shipping. Civil engineering systems, such as bridges and roads, are crucial to keep these mega machines moving. Without bridges, retaining structures, and access roads the rail system in the United States would grind to a screeching halt. As high speed rail systems are built in America the rail infrastructure will undoubtedly change and grow over the coming years and decades.