Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

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Re: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

Postby adamj023 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:45 pm

Amtrak7 wrote:Midday single track outages NASSAU 3 to DIVIDE in the September 5 timetable to support Post Avenue prep work, actual replacement with a full Main Line shutdown is October 21 and 22 as mentioned.


Trucks keeo striking the old bridge which has too low clearance for tractor trailers. Bridge is just another needed puzzle in the main line third track project.
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Re: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

Postby Head-end View » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:51 pm

Yes, truckers striking the bridges are almost a weekly occurrence in Westbury, Garden City and Merillon Ave. Post Ave. has signs, flashing lights etc, and they still don't get it. Wasn't like this years ago before GPS's. :(
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Re: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

Postby REM3Night » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:00 pm

I saw a truck wedged under the bridge - on the front window was the driver's face print.
I wonder if he remembered to go another way the next time. also, seatbelt?
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Re: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

Postby REM3Night » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:51 pm

Work is moving fast - 2 of the south girders are in place with the deck installed. I'm trying to locate my model railroader book on bridges - they would call it a through girder bridge - replacing a deck girder bridge. Interesting that they are being assembled on high stanchions.
The busses to the golf tournament should be busy tomorrow - Sunday.
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Re: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

Postby REM3Night » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:32 pm

The bridge is being assembled in the parking lot. All 4 girders are in place as is the deck.
Today the LIRR did ballast work in Westbury.
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Re: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

Postby Amtrak7 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:22 am

Photo from yesterday:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/150842256 ... 950347602/

The west 2 cars of both platforms are closed.
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