Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby SecaucusJunction » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:43 am

Just because trains will roll over the bridge, doesn't mean that the construction will be completed. Maybe 2018 is the final work being done around the area?
I think it may be possible that NJ Transit might not be the perfect, infallible organization that most people assume it is.
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby sd80mac » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:52 am

SecaucusJunction wrote:Just because trains will roll over the bridge, doesn't mean that the construction will be completed. Maybe 2018 is the final work being done around the area?


The project would including taking old bridge down... so that why it would be Dec 2018 for completed project.
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby el3625 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:41 pm

Was at the bridge, as close as I could get, and got a couple of pictures, bridge is only a couple of sections away from being connected. it has been going along pretty well. If I knew how to post the pictures, I would. I was pretty impressed, it is going to be a rather good looking one. Cannot wait till we will be able to get at it in 2018 and get a good look.

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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby johnpbarlow » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:44 am

To post photo, hit the "Post Reply" button to open a text box and type message and before hitting the "Submit" button, hit the "upload attachment" tab below the text box, select your photo file, hit the "Add the file" button and then finally hit the message "Submit" button.
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby SST » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:49 am

johnpbarlow wrote:To post photo, hit the "Post Reply" button to open a text box and type message and before hitting the "Submit" button, hit the "upload attachment" tab below the text box, select your photo file, hit the "Add the file" button and then finally hit the message "Submit" button.


I have some aerial pics from the other day. But due to photobucket dumping all free pics, I can't post here for the time being. It never dawned on me to up load an attachment. What is the file size that can be loaded? The IPhone pic is usually 1.7mb.
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby thebigham » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:21 am

Taken with a drone. Posted to Facebook.
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby jurtz » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:04 am

Interesting how it is being assembled. It looks like there is a set of cables - connected at the top of the main spans with blue anchors - which are what is keeping the sections in place until the full arch is finished. The cables are evidently anchored out of view of the photo. Am I seeing that correctly?
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby scottychaos » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:12 am

jurtz wrote:Interesting how it is being assembled. It looks like there is a set of cables - connected at the top of the main spans with blue anchors - which are what is keeping the sections in place until the full arch is finished. The cables are evidently anchored out of view of the photo. Am I seeing that correctly?


Yep, thats exactly how I see it too..
the blue cables are keeping the two sides of the bridge upright until they can be connected in the middle.

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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby sd80mac » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:21 am

yup. can you image HOW MUCH TENSION on these cables?!?!?!?! IMPRESSIVE!
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby Steve F45 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:21 am

wow! pretty impressive how fast these guys are working.
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby Roscoe P. Coaltrain » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:23 am

Evidently they had to first build some of the approaches to function as an anchor for the cables.
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby johnpbarlow » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:48 am

As of 7/27/17, it is reported by Ken Wallace on "Letchworth State Park Lovers" Facebook page that the last arch segment has been installed joining the east and west sections of the replacement bridge over the Genessee River at Letchworth Gorge.

Here's a URL to the photos on this public FB page: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155206699393780&set=pcb.10155545501683571&type=3&theater
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby J.D. Lang » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:40 am

I'll bet those crane operators out on the bridge deck are breathing a sigh of relief now that the bridge can sustain its self and not rely on those cables to hold everything up. :-) Nice to see something constructive happening to a railroad in New York state instead of all the destruction that is happening with the other class I. :(

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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby sd80mac » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:32 am

J.D. Lang wrote:I'll bet those crane operators out on the bridge deck are breathing a sigh of relief now that the bridge can sustain its self and not rely on those cables to hold everything up. :-) J.Lang


Not just that. That last piece of bridge does fit into it good... Otherwise Major F....U.
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby Clif » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:50 pm

Here is a recent video with a perspective of the new bridge nearing completion of the structure work;

https://www.facebook.com/JohnKuckoDigit ... 027754144/

and a second one of the work joining the two halfs.

https://www.facebook.com/JohnKuckoDigit ... 951107885/
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