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Town of Huntington, NY - News Details

1/29/2020 - Town Access to Easternmost Pedestrian Bridge at LIRR Huntington Station to Remain Closed

Huntington Station – Access to the easternmost pedestrian bridge from the parking garages and lots at the Huntington LIRR Train Station will remain closed until the bridge is replaced by the MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR).

 

“Closure of the Town’s access points to this bridge will remain in place until it is replaced,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci.

 

The MTA LIRR has advised the Town that they are moving ahead with plans to demolish and reconstruct the pedestrian bridge later this year. The easternmost pedestrian bridge and the platforms beneath it are property of the MTA LIRR, which has installed high-impact netting under the bridge to protect pedestrians, the platforms, and the tracks beneath it.

 

The Town’s Engineering Services Department has been in communication with the MTA LIRR and has recommended expediting the demolition phase of the bridge replacement contract.  

 

On October 18, 2019, the Town of Huntington closed off access to the easternmost pedestrian bridge connecting the north and south parking garages at the LIRR Huntington Train Station after a visual Engineering Condition Inspection Report recommended the east bridge be closed to the public.

 

The Town is continuing its communications with the MTA LIRR and will notify residents of additional information, especially related to construction scheduling, as it becomes available.

 

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