Project Overview

The Nassau Boulevard Bridge, located in the Village of Garden City along the LIRR Main Line, has been removed and replaced with a three-track structure as part of the LIRR Expansion Project. The bridge replacement was completed over a single weekend, October 5-6, 2019 and the roadway beneath the bridge was reopened to automobile traffic.

The former low-hanging bridge was 11’6” and had 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. Bridges below 14 feet are vulnerable to bridge strikes: in 2016, there were 20 bridge strikes in Nassau County, illustrating the need to improve the safety and reliability for both vehicles and LIRR passengers by replacing low-hanging bridges. The new bridge is 14’ high, so trucks can pass safely underneath.

This effort is part of the broader LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville, which began in 2018.

LIRR Will Conduct Nassau Switch Replacement and Related Main Line Expansion Work This Weekend and Next (Sept. 28-29 & Oct. 5-6)

The Long Island Rail Road wants to remind customers about train service interruptions due to continued work this weekend, Sept. 28-29, and next weekend, Oct. 5-6, to rebuild the complex of switches at Mineola. As a result, train service will

On-Site Work Continues in Preparation For New Nassau Boulevard Bridge Installation the Weekend of October 5-6; Merillon Avenue Station Upgrades Progressing (video)

The Nassau Boulevard Bridge, located in the Village of Garden City along the LIRR Main Line, is scheduled to be removed and replaced with a three-track structure as part of the LIRR Expansion Project over a single weekend, October 5-6.
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