Friday, March 28, 2008

Hell Gate Bridge repairs begin

After years of its being a danger and a nuisance to the Astoria community, Amtrak was scheduled to start repairing the Hell Gate Bridge yesterday according to City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.

Vallone has constantly pestered Amtrak to plug the water leaks and put an end to the debris that flows from the bridge on to local streets. About a year ago, the bridge's owner erected a scaffold to start the repair job, but that was as far as the repair job got.

Now, after being pressured for several years to make extensive and needed alterations, Amtrak officials notified the lawmaker the work would start April 1.

Long Overdue Hell Gate Bridge Repairs Getting Underway

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