This weekend, August 17-18, contractors installed a new bridge at South Tyson Avenue in the Village of Floral Park, lifting it and rolling it 13 feet into place during a double track outage on the Hempstead Branch. Finishing in a single weekend, full LIRR service was to be restored for the Monday morning rush on August 19th.
Watch an interview with Design-Build Contractor 3rd Track Constructors’ Project Manager Joe Kreppein in which he discusses how the bridge was to be rolled in over the course of a single weekend:
As always, you can find out more about the project by visiting www.LIRRExpansion.com. You can also reach out to the project team through the 24/7 Community Hotline at (516) 203-4955 or email CommunityOutreach@LIRRExpansion.com with your inquiries and comments.