Cherry Lane Bridge Replacement Construction Anticipated to Begin Fall 2018

Cherry Lane Bridge 10-01-18Construction on the Cherry Lane Bridge Replacement is expected to begin this fall. The bridge, which has been in service since 1953, will be raised and widened to accommodate a third track. This bridge has been the site of numerous accidents over the years, and its modernization and increased height will substantially reduce the number of vehicle strikes: the new height of the rehabilitated Cherry Lane Bridge will provide sufficient clearance for trucks to safely pass underneath it.

Cherry Lane Bridge will be replaced using the method successfully employed at LIRR’s Post Avenue Bridge in Westbury, which was completed over a single weekend in October 2017.