Metro-North Repairs Lead To Road Detour

The Metro-North division of the MTA issued a press release a few days about repairs that will lead to a road detour in the town of Southeast. Here are the details:

The Town of Southeast will close Prospect Hill Bridge beginning Monday July 21, 2008 so that MTA Metro-North Railroad can repair the 98-year-old bridge.

The 270-foot-long bridge, which was built in 1910 and has a load limit of five tons, carries Prospect Hill Road over the Harlem Line railroad tracks and parts of the Brewster Yard.

Metro-North, in consultation with the Town of Southeast, came up with the shortest possible detour which adds about two miles to the trip, rerouting traffic over to Route 312 to Route 6 to North Main Street.

The bridge will be closed for at least two months as the railroad will be removing concrete to determine the condition of the steel on the truss span. Metro-North welders and masons will be repairing the structural steel of the span.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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It is now November and no concrete was removed from the bridge. What’s their time table now!?!?!?

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