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Fred G

Construction Status of Thames River Bridge in New London

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As of 03/13/08, here is the status of the replacement and conversion to a vertical lift bridge:

 

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View from Groton bank of the river. You can see the old span that's being replaced and the new towers for the lift bridge.

 

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Here's a view from the Groton side and north of the railroad

 

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The new span under construction in New London. The plan is to float the new span in and replace the old one in a matter of a few days. Keep your fingers crossed :(

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Ahhh I get how they are doing it now.. lol They are building around it,then once the get the the point they are gonna rip off that span then start building the new one to keep Amtrak from suffering to much,god for bid.

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Thanks guys! I'll try to keep us posted on the progress. They're talking 4 days of interruption to replace the span. That's 4 days of I dunno what, whether it's 2 trains and a bus in between, or bustitution on the whole line. I have no idea or even if 4 days is realistic. We'll see :eek::).

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Thanks guys! I'll try to keep us posted on the progress. They're talking 4 days of interruption to replace the span. That's 4 days of I dunno what, whether it's 2 trains and a bus in between, or bustitution on the whole line. I have no idea or even if 4 days is realistic. We'll see :eek::).

 

Sounds like a nightmarish situation. 4 days can seem like an eternity. It will interesting to hear about how it all worked out.

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No bustitution. Service suspension between NHV and BOS for Amtrak.

SLE and the T will run to each of their destinations. Hopefully it's only 4 days (with the span completed, mother nature cooperating, and all else going well).

 

Thanks guys! I'll try to keep us posted on the progress. They're talking 4 days of interruption to replace the span. That's 4 days of I dunno what, whether it's 2 trains and a bus in between, or bustitution on the whole line. I have no idea or even if 4 days is realistic. We'll see :eek:;).

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Yikes. Why wouldn't Amtrak provide the bustitution? I bet Roach USA would cut them slack doing the bustitution.

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No bustitution. Service suspension between NHV and BOS for Amtrak.

SLE and the T will run to each of their destinations. Hopefully it's only 4 days (with the span completed, mother nature cooperating, and all else going well).

 

Ouch. It's June 14-17 btw. I hope it's only those 4 days.

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