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This bridge is one of two major replacements included in the project. Meadowbrook State Parkway (a 6 lane hwy), is next in mid July. In total they are eliminating 7 grade level crossings by depressing the road under the tracks, and replacing or modernizing 7 bridges to add the third span over roadways. All new bridges are being raised to safer heights to eliminate or reduce truck strikes.

More info about the project here

Bob

A similar multi-wheeled, self-propelled hydraulic machine effortlessly moved NC&StL 4-8-4 #576 from its former location in Centennial Park here in Nashville, TN to the nearest railhead. It was remote controlled by an operator that walked slowly behind the unit for at least a mile. TRAINS staff filmed the move and it is probably on their website. Amazing technology! I watched it in real time on a local news channel.

 

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So after this 3 track expansion, what other plans are there for The LIRR? Any other north south routes under serious consideration for flexibility?

Long Island is only 20 something miles wide at its widest, and there is already a north/south track between Farmingdale and Babylon as seen on the map, I believe only one passenger train runs on it in each direction a day. It is a combination of not enough demand and nowhere to build a railroad. The next biggest service upgrade would be Amtrak coming to the island.

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