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Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Sun May 6 21:32:21 2012, in response to Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line, posted by ClearAspect on Sun May 6 21:17:37 2012.

The viaduct on 99th Street is in very poor shape, local residents have made numerous reports of pieces falling off the structure, the overpasses have shown considerable decay and cracking and more than just exposure of steel rods. Again, all of this has been reported multiple times in local papers in thaty part of Queens. And a few times the overpasses have been tarped because of all the debris crumbling right off the structure. Does not take a scientist to see that structure is clearly not in any shape to accomodate ANY train traffic safely, and will indeed need to be completely replaced. Maybe the locations between the actual street overpasses might fair better condition-wise (i.e. north or southbound between 101st Avenue and 103rd Avenue), but considering the condition of the overpasses, the whole structure will need a complete inspection, and I can guarantee you, any inspector will say the same thing I am, that this structure is not safe for trains and will need to be replaced.


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