Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby Jeff Smith » Fri May 25, 2018 11:05 am

Dedication: prnewswire.com

Norfolk Southern and New York State usher in a modern era for freight rail with dedication of new railroad bridge - the Genesee Arch Bridge

CASTILE, N.Y., May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ushering in a modern era for freight rail in New York's Southern Tier, Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) and New York State officials, along with many supporters, today dedicated a new steel arch railroad bridge that spans the "Grand Canyon of the East."

Surrounded by scenic Letchworth State Park, the $75-million bridge expands freight rail capacity and economic opportunities for businesses and communities across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes. Constructed through a public-private partnership, the single-track arch structure replaced a 19th-century-era bridge that restricted train speeds and rail car weights and had become a major transportation bottleneck.

In recognition of a new beginning, Norfolk Southern CEO James A. Squires announced that the bridge, which spans the 235-foot-deep Genesee River Gorge, has been named the Genesee Arch Bridge. That name received the most votes during a bridge-naming campaign on social media.
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby thebigham » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:35 am

Two new John Kucko pics

The 2nd pic shows the area where the park road is being straightened and new parking lot will be built.

Scheduled completion is October.
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby lvrr325 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:38 am

Nobody voted for Bridgey McBridgeface?
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Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Postby Matt Langworthy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:15 pm

Strangely enough, that was not a choice on the NS page. lol

I voted for Genesee Arch Bridge, which was the choice of the majority who voted there... and now the name of the bridge. I like the idea of giving the new bridge a completely new name, since it is rather different in design from the old viaduct.
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