west point wrote: ↑Fri Nov 10, 2023 10:14 pm
Does this quote mean Dock will no longer open?
" installation of straight steel rails to replace moveable miter rails, "
Yes. To confirm, can go to the NEC Commission website, then to the document library and download the Appendix to the NEC Capital Investment Plan (FY 2023-2027). On the page for the Dock Bridge project in the general information section, it states:
"The Highline Renewal and State of Good Repair for Dock Bridge includes several enhancements and modifications: structural steel painting (the largest portion of the proposed scope; will remove original, failed lead paint that is contributing to corrosion of the bridge), steel repairs, modifications to convert the bridge to a fixed bridge
, installation of straight rail to replace movable miter rails, new aesthetic lighting to increase civic presence, fender replacement, concrete pier repairs, and the associated installation of a targeted cathodic protection system designed to slow or stop the corrosion process of the bridge’s concrete supports. This work will prolong the life of the bridge and minimize the risk of more costly rehabilitation in the future."
So Amtrak (and NJ Transit) will have 1 less moveable bridge to deal with on the NEC.
(delurking after not having posted to rr.net in some time)