Long Island, New York
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Roadway Contracting, Inc.
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) system is comprised of over 700 miles of track on 11 different branches. More than 65 LIRR stations throughout the system have been rehabilitated in recent years. A Continental® bridge was designed for the MTA Long Island Railroad’s Murray Hill Station.
The new prefabricated pedestrian bridge replaces an existing structure. Space was limited, so the new bridge had to be designed to fit within the same footprint. The new bridge is 92’ long by 10.5’ wide and has some unusual characteristics. It is a thru truss design supported only on the ends of the bridge with the stairway exiting from the side of the bridge to the passenger platform below. The bridge features a truss roof to accept the onsite installation of the Kallwall brand roofing that also covers the Murray Hill Station entry canopies and stairways.
Full height mesh panels were installed on the sides of the bridge for pedestrian safety. The bridge was painted to match the MTA LIRR color scheme and a cast-in-place concrete floor was chosen for the decking. The bridge’s unique features, along with the area lighting and landscaping, makes the Murray Hill Station a true showpiece.
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