The Glen Cove Road Bridge, built in 1942 and located in the Town of North Hempstead along the LIRR Main Line, is scheduled to be removed and replaced with a three-track structure. This bridge has been the site of many accidents over the years by trucks striking the bridge, resulting in train delays in both directions while LIRR crews worked to determine the bridge’s safety and structural stability before restoring train service. The replaced bridge will accommodate the new third track on the Main Line, which will help to strengthen the reliability and resiliency of the LIRR system.
Glen Cove Bridge will be replaced using the method successfully employed at LIRR’s Post Avenue Bridge in Westbury, which was completed over a single weekend in October 2017. This effort is part of the broader LIRR Expansion Project, which began in 2018.