Everyone: Interesting subject about the Niagara Falls, NY Station and the major changes
that have resulted from the Niagara Scenic Parkway Removal Project.
I discovered the flyover viaduct removal after watching this video dated 9/8/2019
earlier this year showing Amtrak #64 crossing the Whirlpool Bridge
eastbound describing that this will be the last day of service over the
WB until November due to a construction project. I watched this video
and noticed that the viaduct was missing - and with a search found the
subject "Niagara Scenic Parkway REMOVAL" which I found rather interesting...
(Posted by Rails Canada)
New York State DOT has a web page about the NSP Removal Project:
In the Photos/Visualizations area there are interesting pictures of the viaduct demolition
which also includes demolishing the former MC Railroad overpass connection at Whirlpool
Street - sealing off the east end of the MC Railroad bridge across the Niagara Gorge.
These three videos can be added to this subject:
Niagara Parkway Bridge Coming Down - WGRZ-2 Buffalo
(March 19, 2019)
Train #64 crossing Whirlpool Bridge 9/28/2016 - from NSP viaduct
(The Transport Net)
Drone video - Whirlpool and MCRR Bridges 1/28/2018
This video shows the bridges area before the 2019 changes.
I remember the flyover viaduct from a late June 2002 visit to Niagara
Falls - the southbound side was closed to vehicle traffic and was being
used as a pedestrian walkway - I walked the viaduct with a friend and
remember seeing Amtrak #63 cross the Whirlpool Bridge westbound.
The bridge appeared that it had been just been re-decked with a new
concrete road surface at that time - and that just 18 years later would
end up being torn down with the NSP Removal Project...MACTRAXX
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS