Mineola Ave. Bridge Over LIRR – Mineola, NY
The complete demolition and reconstruction of the deteriorated Mineola Avenue Bridge over the Long Island Rail Road. New piers and abutments were constructed providing a higher bridge elevation and greater clearance for the trains. Also, the concrete commuter platform was extended allowing more cars to platform at this active station. Notable was the use of attractive architectural concrete, brick and wrought iron finishes that spruced up the structural improvements on and around the Bridge. LIRR service remained active throughout the project.
This project required major work on and around the active LIRR tracks. The complete demolition of the aging concrete deck, structural steel, pier caps and abutments was performed without interrupting LIRR service. New pile foundations, abutments, retaining walls and piers were constructed. Multi-shift work was used to perform the steel erection during the overnight hours between trains. The station platform was extended along with the adjacent parking areas. Cast-in-place concrete deck with concrete barrier completed the roadway surface. All approach slabs and pavement was replaced to align with the new bridge elevation. Electrical upgrades along with painting, new signage and guard rails were installed. Additionally, the custom wrought iron bridge railing, brick face on the retaining walls and parapets created a beautiful finish that blended in with the village architecture.