Friday, May 10, 2013

Which Brooklyn Subway Stops Are On the Verge of Collapse?

Posted by on Fri, May 10, 2013 at 9:45 AM

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Ominous, right?
  • Ominous, right?

D/N; Stillwell Ave Bridge

This isn't a stop, exactly, but the Stillwell Avenue Bridge carries both the D and the N train over the Coney Island Creek and yet it does not get regularly inspected. The report notes that because this bridge "is not a truss bridge, NYC Transit does not plan to include it among the bridges inspected every five years." "However," the report continues, "this bridge passes over water and MOW Engineering inspectors do not use boats during their annual inspection, making it difficult to impossible to properly inspect the bridge’s underside." Again, scary! But easily remedied, right? Just start inspecting the damn thing. In fact, the MTA has agreed, based on this report's recommendations, to do just that. So, that's a relief.

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Kristin Iversen

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Kristin Iversen is the Managing Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and the L Magazine. She has been described as "a hipster buzzword made flesh." This seems pretty accurate.

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