Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

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Re: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

Postby MattAmity90 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:12 pm

Also for the most part, the trucks that struck the bridge were moving trucks (Penske, U-Haul, etc.)

The preferred route for commercial trucks would be going over the School Street grade crossing.

I can also name a few other bridges that need to be replaced or even have upgrades such as Denton Avenue, a few Garden City bridges, and Deer Park Avenue on the Ronkonkoma Branch.
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Re: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

Postby REM3Night » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:41 pm

This was an equal opportunity bridge - all types of trucks have hit the bridge - many driven by "professionals". There are flashing lights and brightly colored warning signs but the drivers (8 to 10 per year) still seem to miss the warning.
This week's truck was a doughnut truck - which led to several jokes. The surviving doughnuts were donated to Long Island Cares and some will end up in a Westbury food pantry. Sadly when the bridge is replaced in 2 weeks - no more free doughnuts.
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Re: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

Postby EuroStar » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:57 am

Fair enough. I rarely drive in those parts of Long Island (happens about once a year).
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Re: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

Postby adamj023 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:25 am

REM3Night wrote:This was an equal opportunity bridge - all types of trucks have hit the bridge - many driven by "professionals". There are flashing lights and brightly colored warning signs but the drivers (8 to 10 per year) still seem to miss the warning.
This week's truck was a doughnut truck - which led to several jokes. The surviving doughnuts were donated to Long Island Cares and some will end up in a Westbury food pantry. Sadly when the bridge is replaced in 2 weeks - no more free doughnuts.
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The truckers who do not drive responsibly are the issue. They should be sued by the local and state governments who should get damage funds and a penalty back from the truckers who hit these bridges. Either from the company’s and employees themselves or from their insurance firms where they will be charged higher premiums or even lose coverage altogether,

The signage at this location was extremely clear. I am not against the new bridge because it adds clearance, and the third rail with new materials, but it should have been done earlier with funds that should have been received from the bridge strikes. After so many years, the replacement should have been already paid for plus more revenue to fix other parts of the system.
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Re: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

Postby MACTRAXX » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:07 pm

Everyone:

The big weekend is almost here: The LIRR has posted information concerning the Post Avenue
bridge replacement project scheduled for Saturday and Sunday October 21-22:

The Main Line will be shut down for 48 hours between Mineola and Hicksville with a "bus bridge"
between these two stations for all Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch passengers.

Carle Place, Westbury and Bethpage get bus service; Farmingdale to Ronkonkoma will be served
by dual mode diesel trains operating via the Central Branch to Babylon. There will be special
timetables for all LIRR branch lines issued for October 21-22.

This work program looks to be somewhat similar to the previous Ellison Avenue bridge replacement
and hopefully the MTA posts a timelapse video of the actual work like what was done then.

http://web.MTA.info/supplemental/lirr/p ... lation.htm

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Re: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

Postby Head-end View » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:53 pm

Adamj023, there has been very little actual damage to the bridge in these incidents. Not much monetary damages to be collected. But I agree the insurance carriers for the trucks that strike the bridge should be responsible and probably already are.
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Re: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

Postby REM3Night » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:54 pm

It's almost time - the new bridge is ready for installation. The parking lot has been re-graded and covered with steel plates for the move. Footings are installed for pedestals to place the old bridge on when they remove it.
It is interesting that there are still people that don't know that this is happening. I spoke to a lady today and she said that there were flyers on the seats but she didn't read them.
I happened on a news conference during the Roslyn Road grade elimination and a reporter was giving the LIRR grief that there wasn't adequate notification. I said that there were full page ads in your paper - don't you read your own paper - he then shut up.
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ps: We got our doughnuts at our food pantry today. Interesting that they came from Texas - you just defrost them for 3 hours and place them on the shelf. What ever happened to the fellow in the ad that said he had to get up (early) and make the doughnuts? I miss him - no wonder that the doughnuts at the doughnut store don't taste very good.
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Re: Rebuild LIRR Bridge at Post Ave in Westbury

Postby BuddR32 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:31 pm

REM3Night wrote: It is interesting that there are still people that don't know that this is happening. I spoke to a lady today and she said that there were flyers on the seats but she didn't read them.
I happened on a news conference during the Roslyn Road grade elimination and a reporter was giving the LIRR grief that there wasn't adequate notification. I said that there were full page ads in your paper - don't you read your own paper - he then shut up.
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Like the people who are dumbfounded to know that the railroad or subways etc are shut down in larger snow storms.
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