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 Expansion Project Announces Community Scorecard as Part of Design-Builder Incentive Program

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LIRR President Phil Eng and Expansion Project Team Welcome Incoming State Senator Anna Kaplan to Community Information Center

LIRR President Phil Eng and members of the LIRR Expansion Project team were honored to welcome incoming State Senator Anna Kaplan to the LIRR Expansion Project Community Information Center in Mineola. The briefing included an overview of the project, a

LIRR Expansion Project Team, Community Leaders and Nassau County Officials Meet for Monthly Project Update and Discussion at CIC

On December 20, 2018, community leaders and Nassau County officials from LIRR Expansion Project-adjacent villages and towns gathered for a monthly project update presentation and discussion at the new Community Information Center in Mineola. The Community Information Center is located

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