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Red Line Clayton Street (Dorchester) Bridge Replacement

Postby NH2060 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:06 pm

Bridge replacement occurred over the holiday weekend:
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/1 ... story.html
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Re: Red Line Clayton Street (Dorchester) Bridge Replacement

Postby Gerry6309 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:31 pm

Although this project came off pretty well, it was the third weekend for which the job was scheduled. The initial projection was for Labor Day, the next was Columbus Day. The Veterans' Day weekend was a tighter schedule than either of the others, since Monday was planned for regular weekday service. That is why they started about four hours early on Friday. To their credit, they pulled it off, though the area was slow-ordered for a few days thereafter. The MBTA deserves some credit on this one - great job!
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Re: Red Line Clayton Street (Dorchester) Bridge Replacement

Postby neman2 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:04 pm

The MBTA doesn't do ANY of the construction work, contractors do, let's credit them for once!
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Re: Red Line Clayton Street (Dorchester) Bridge Replacement

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:47 pm

They, the MBTA did do a great job. It nice to see more projects on the fast track.

Now if they could only pick up the pace with Orient Heights.
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Re: Red Line Clayton Street (Dorchester) Bridge Replacement

Postby Arborwayfan » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:52 pm

Credit the contractors and the T, both. The T had to hire someone and tell them to replace the bridge this way rather than the other way.
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Re: Red Line Clayton Street (Dorchester) Bridge Replacement

Postby Gerry6309 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:22 pm

Arborwayfan wrote:Credit the contractors and the T, both. The T had to hire someone and tell them to replace the bridge this way rather than the other way.

Please remember that the contractor is restricted to working when the MBTA says it can. Major programs like Clayton St. are planned to the finest detail.It could have been a very bad thing if something had gone wrong.

Compare this to three weekends of construction on Columbia Jct. in the middle of the Christmas rush! (And both the recent third rail failures were within the bounds of that project. A switch back to the standard 85 lb. with aluminum inside the web (used on the orange line) would have been a better move.)
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