Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by Jeff Smith
Starting with 14th Ave. LoHud.com
Contractors hired by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority began preparing the century-old 14th Avenue Bridge for dismantling. The bridge will be closed for 10 months, the expected period to complete the project.

The work is the first of five bridge replacements in Mount Vernon over the Metro-North Railroad's tracks. The four other bridges targeted for replacement are at 10th, Sixth, Third and Fulton avenues.

The MTA and Mount Vernon jointly own the bridges. Two of those bridges at 10th and Third avenues have been closed for more than 10 years.
  by DutchRailnut
hope they raise any clearances for future upgrades , be it cars or catenary.
  by Jeff Smith
6th Avenue is done (apparently, a while ago): https://www.progressiverailroading.com/ ... ork--61557
MTA Metro-North Railroad last week completed replacement of the 6th Avenue Bridge in downtown Mount Vernon, New York, a month ahead of schedule.

Work to replace the 126-year-old bridge — which carries traffic and pedestrians over Metro-North’s New Haven Line — began in March 2019.

The project included demolition of the old bridge and road decks, and rehabilitation of the bridge’s masonry abutments. Crews then installed replacement girders and concrete decks of the bridge, and relocated signal cables.