Browsing: overpasses

Police & Fire

Avenue U between East 15th Street and East 16th Street is currently closed to traffic after a crane struck the Brighton line subway overpass. At approximately 11:15am, a large flatbed truck carrying the crane and two concrete cylinders attempted to pass under the overpass, but it just didn’t have the clearance. The crane slammed into the…

News & Features

Who would have ever imaged that the Department of Transportation’s ambitious Seven Bridges project would be ahead of schedule? Way back when the project began in 2009, our readers and community leaders expressed concern that the seven-year plan would stretch into the long haul. But, gift of gifts, the reconstruction project is one year ahead…

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Progress continues on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) seven-year renovation plan of the Belt Parkway’s seven bridges and overpasses, as the Fresh Creek Basin Bridge opened to westbound traffic, according to a press release. As we’ve previously reported, construction along the Belt Parkway has caused heavy traffic problems, so the opening of the Fresh Creek Basin…

Police & Fire

A tractor trailer illegally traveling eastbound on the Belt Parkway struck the subway overpass at East 14th Street, tearing open its haul and causing an SUV behind it to slam into its rear. The driver of the SUV escaped injury, though the vehicle’s front was crushed. The accident, which occurred just before 9:30 a.m., caused…

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It’s here, it’s here! It’s finally here! The re-opening of the East 8th Street Bridge – a.k.a. the Guider Avenue Bridge – is scheduled for tomorrow, December 2, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. That means motorists heading from Brighton Beach to the westbound Belt Parkway will no longer be forced over the Coney Island…

Police & Fire

Man, I wish we had a better photo of this one. We’re glad, though, that reader Anastasia at least sent this one, letting us know about the late-night accident on Saturday on the Coney Island Avenue bridge over the Belt Parkway at Guider Avenue. Sent to us at 1:00 a.m., the photo didn’t come with…

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