MTA Completes Construction of New LIRR Bridge in Carle Place [Video]

The MTA installed the new Cherry Lane LIRR Bridge, beginning late Friday night, May 31st through the early morning hours of June 3rd. Crews worked around the clock throughout the weekend to dismantle the entire old bridge and lift the new bridge into place.

The wider bridge will accommodate the new Third Track, and its higher elevation, more than 1’ higher than the old Cherry Lane Bridge, will greatly reduce or eliminate truck strikes, which result in delays for LIRR passengers, motorists and pedestrians.

For more information and images, please visit the Cherry Lane Bridge project page on AModernLI.com – http://www.amodernli.com/project/cherry-lane-bridge-replacement/.

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Construction crews work on removing existing bridge.

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Crews dismantle the old bridge.

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Crews ready the new bridge. The new structure was built above the roadway directly north of the LIRR tracks.

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After removal of the old bridge, the new bridge is moved into place.

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LIRR trains cross the New Cherry Lane Bridge Monday morning.

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New Cherry Lane Bridge was in place, with vehicular traffic below, by Monday morning.