MADOT $0.5M Grant to replace Southbridge St bridge

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MADOT $0.5M Grant to replace Southbridge St bridge

Postby johnpbarlow » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:03 am

P&W to receive MA DoT grant to replace weight restricted bridge:
Providence And Worcester Railroad Southbridge Street Bridge / Worcester: $500,000.
This project will increase access to the freight rail system by replacing the weight-restricted Southbridge Street Bridge. Replacing this bridge will improve efficiencies and reduce costs for shippers requiring heavy load shipments into P&Ws Worcester and Gardner facilities

Does the attached aerial photo show the bridge that is to be replaced? Or is it the bridge holding track that heads north to CSX/Gardner?

Article listing MA DoT awards to other RRs:
P&W Bridge.JPG
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Re: MADOT $0.5M Grant to replace Southbridge St bridge

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:57 pm

There's 3 P&W bridges over Southbridge: west side of yard, east side of yard, Gardner Branch/Worcester Union connector (adjacent to the CSX bridge over Southbridge). Based on the "Worcester and Gardner" description in the article that probably excludes the western one. The Gardner Branch one is very long and would definitely cost >$500K, so most likely talking the smaller 2-tracker on the east end of the yard.
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