Mt. Vernon New Haven Line Bridge Replacement

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Mt. Vernon New Haven Line Bridge Replacement

Postby Jeff Smith » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:28 am

Mt. Vernon complaining about the speed of bridge work: CBS Local

I left some of the rhetoric out.

Mount Vernon Mayor Says MTA Has Neglected Bridges Over Metro-North Tracks
To call the bridges obsolete is an understatement. The road bed is made out of wood, installed when most of the vehicles crossing them were pulled by horses.
After a decade of lobbying and maneuvers, the MTA said it will begin to replace four of the bridges one at a time, starting next year.
For its part, the MTA seems to acknowledge friction. In a statement, spokeswoman Nancy Gamerman said, “Given the mayor’s recent statement, we look forward to discussing this matter further with the city.”

The MTA plans to spend $27 million replacing the bridges over the next five years. Thomas said temporary bridges could be installed right away for a fraction of that price.
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Re: Mt. Vernon New Haven Line Bridge Replacement

Postby jonnhrr » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:31 pm

Seems unusual for the railroad to be responsible for these bridges rather than the state or city. I assume it goes back to when the NHRR grade separated these tracks?

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