Bustleton Branch Updates

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Bustleton Branch Updates

Postby nomis » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:07 pm

Holme Avenue Bridge "had to close"
http://neastphilly.com/2011/06/30/penndot-holme-avenue-bridge-had-to-close/#more-10808
“The bridge failed.”

That’s the way PennDOT engineer Javier Salgveiro explained the recent closure of the Holme Avenue Bridge. Amid technical jargon about bridge decks, rebars and beams, Salgveiro, two other PennDOT employees and John Buckley of Buckley Construction explained why the bridge closed last Monday while crews were in the middle of repairs.
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Re: Bustleton Branch Updates

Postby scotty269 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:01 pm

How much impact does the construction on Holme Ave. have on the branch?
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Re: Bustleton Branch Updates

Postby scotty269 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:51 pm

Hurricane damage:

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Re: Bustleton Branch Updates

Postby nomis » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:25 am

Pennypack Creek Bridge presents new challenges in Holmesburg
http://neastphilly.com/2013/02/13/pennypack-creek-bridge-presents-new-challenges-in-holmesburg/
Conrail is not required to paint the trestle, she explained, because doing so is a “beautification,” not a “maintenance” effort. If the HCA wants the trestle painted, it will have to foot the bill — roughly estimated to be between $6,000 and $10,000 — itself or seek donations. Conrail would waive the application and other fees.

“If they do one, they have do 1,000 more,” Jenofsky explained to Holmesburg residents, “and it’s not a small little project.” There’s liability to be considered, because the bridge is connected to wires, and part of Frankford Avenue would likely need to be closed to accommodate the crew.
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Re: Bustleton Branch Updates

Postby lvrr325 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:18 am

Just put up some scaffolding and the graffiti artists will paint it for free.
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