CPSK wrote:Anyone know the status of the project to replace the bridge deck on the bridge over the Oradell reservoir in Harrington Park NJ?
I thought I read in the local papers that CSX has the materials they need on site, but have yet to schedule the repair. This bridge is quite small, and yet has garnered ALOT of interest in the local newspapers.
If it's anything like the replacement of the grade crossing on NJT's Pascack Valley line at Kinderkmack road in Emerson, NJ - that section of bridge deck could be "on site" for years. I recall the grade crossing laying next to the track just south of Kinderkmack road for at least 3 years before it was installed.
Hopefully the bridge will be replaced before anything happens up there - although I doubt that is really an issue. As you said, it's a short section, and the speed has been reduced over the bridge. I read it is 25mph. That explains why it always takes trains so long between A15 and A17, and not nearly as long between A 13 and CP10, or A19 and A21 or CP22.
Last Sunday, it seemed that traffic on the River sub was extremely light until around 18:00, so I thought perhaps work was being done on that bridge. Guess not. I would expect to hear trains calling for permission through the work zone.
With the section already fabricated, the work probably won't take more than a few days - or even just a single day. I would bet it would be done on a Monday when traffic is lowest anyway.