Engineers Construction Inc. (ECI) has begun a cooperative project for the replacement of an existing culvert under the Route 5 and Washington County Railroad (WACR) embankments in East Ryegate, Vermont. The culvert will replace an under-capacity failing culvert that conveys the water of the Mancheser Brook just prior to converging into the Connecticut River. The work will involve deep excavations through Route 5 and WACR embankments, temporary bridges for the railroad and the highway, a new 32-ft-wide clear span concrete arch culvert with an open bottom, channel improvements, and restoration. The new structure will effectively be two separate arch culverts, one under each embankment, with an open section between. The intensive 2-year project will involve a variety of ECI crews performing railroad, sheetpile installation, tiebacks, horizontal directional drilling, excavation, concrete, bridge, and paving construction. On April 15, the temporary alignment and bridge are being crossed by the southbound Washington County Railroad train NPWJ-15 with VTR GP38-2 202 (Washington County Railroad paint) and CLP GP38 203.