Archive for the ‘Metro-North Railroad’ Tag

Simultaneously Building and Dismantling

You might be planning to take it easy this weekend; however, the super crane will be working on the eastbound span near Westchester. Nearly two-and-one-half years ago, rews installed steel girders across the Metro-North tracks. The girders will connect the Westchester abutment to that span’s land piers Saturday night to Sunday morning.

Metro-North will suspend trains from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday morning. Expect an extra 25-minute delay. For detailed MTA information, click here.

Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour.

And then there’s the Tappan Zee Bridge or what remains of it per a southeastern view of its piers from Rockland. Photos courtesy of the New York State Thruway Authority.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2018

Second TZ Section, this over Metro-North, Gone

You may recall when the first girder assembly was pushed over the Hudson Line train tracks to the first set of piersPhotos courtesy of New York State Thruway Authority.

This was followed by the second and third girder installations. Each time, Metro-North adjusted its schedule to accommodate the maneuvers.

Last Friday night, the super crane removed a second section of steel, this above the Metro-North tracks, and schedules were accommodated.

Such is the start of the changing view that will slowly evolve during the next year.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2017

Metro-North Adjusts for Third Girder Installation

feat_RockefellerTreeTomorrow (Friday) night, the third and final steel girder assembly will be pushed over the Hudson Line train tracks to the first set of piers.

Metro-North will change its schedule around the remaining work planned for Friday night as when the first girder placement was pushed over the Hudson Line to the first set of piers and as well when the second was completed.

The week before Christmas was my favorite time to see decorations in New York City. Hopefully the rain will stop if that’s what you plan to do tomorrow. Check train schedules.

And there’s more . . .

detourAlso tomorrow night, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day, access to the Thruway southbound will be via Route 59 in Nyack while the Exit 10 on-ramp is temporarily closed. Work on the electronic toll gantry continues; details about all lane closures are here.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

Landscape Changed: Future, Present and Past

girders

The above photo is credit New York State Thruway Authority.

This month for the third time steel blue girder assemblies will be pushed from the Westchester abutment over the train tracks to the first pier. My guess — given the first time was on October 23, and the second was on November 20 — the next will be December 20, right when folks are heading into the city. Good planning.

Here’s the underbelly of the bridge we’re driving on daily. I don’t think about this when I’m in the car; I’m too busy avoiding the lanes with seams and drivers who dawdle to look at the construction.

underneath-the-tzb

I took the above photo during an October 2014 media tour, when Governor Cuomo was in Piermont to greet the I Lift NY super crane.

schoolhouse

For a peek at history and to learn about this schoolhouse click here.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

Thu, Fri Nights: Exit 10 S’bound On-Ramp Closed

Evening drivers, this is for you:

Tonight and tomorrow night, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day, access to the Thruway southbound will be via Route 59 in Nyack while the Exit 10 on-ramp is temporarily closed. Work on the electronic toll gantry continues.

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Next week, Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) will continue installing structural steel girder assemblies from the new bridge’s Westchester landing in Tarrytown.

A girder assembly is slowly being pushed over Metro-North train tracks to a pier/NYSTA

A girder assembly is slowly being pushed over Metro-North train tracks to a pier/NYSTA

The bridge builder will push the assemblies over the train via the process seen here (blog post with video and photo). Metro-North adjusted its schedule slightly for tomorrow night. Project officials said work will be announced in advance so Metro-North riders can plan ahead.

That’s it. One. Day’s. Notice.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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