Rehabilitation of Flushing Main Street Bridge Nears Completion

The rehabilitation of Flushing Main Street Bridge is almost complete, with the only remaining work the weatherproofing of both tracks of the bridge and rebuilding of the center median for the Department of Transportation, both scheduled to be completed next year. Construction on the project began in April 2017.

The project has improved the safety of the bridge by removing the ornamental steel façade, which had significant deterioration and was well beyond repair, and by improving drainage with the installation of a new drainage system at the toe of the abutment walls and with new drainage holes on the abutment stems. All loose concrete was removed from the deck underside on all three spans, and a new security gate at the north side of the east abutment was installed to protect the new drainage system and prevent illegal dumping on the right-of-way (ROW). New top flange plates have also been installed on spans 1 and 3 to improve structural capacity due to the deteriorated top flanges.