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Brookhaven Town calls on MTA to replace Port Jefferson LIRR bridge built in 1906

Town officials want the bridge replaced with one that can handle more traffic and emergency vehicles on the top roadway.

News 12 Staff

Mar 4, 2023, 1:32 AM

Updated 417 days ago

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The town supervisor and highway superintendent in Brookhaven are asking the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to fix an aging Long Island Rail Road bridge.
The railroad's Sheep Pasture Road bridge in Port Jefferson was built in 1906.
Officials in the town are calling on the MTA to replace the bridge with one that can handle more traffic and emergency vehicles on the top roadway.
The MTA says they are working with the Town of Brookhaven on the project since January and tell News 12, "Raising the bridge creates a safe, stronger, more reliable railroad - not just for the millions of people who use the LIRR each year but for everyone living on the Island."


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