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Oak Street Bridge condition worse than feared

Nicole Mason of Schenectady, her daughter Aahlayah Mason, 4, and their dog Ciroc, relax on the barracades blocking the Oak Street bridge at the 8th Avenue intersection in late May, 2013.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Nicole Mason of Schenectady, her daughter Aahlayah Mason, 4, and their dog Ciroc, relax on the barracades blocking the Oak Street bridge at the 8th Avenue intersection in late May, 2013.
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The Oak Street Bridge might be closed for years, Mayor Gary McCarthy said Tuesday, a month after he ordered an emergency closure. The severity of the situation is just being discovered now. McCarthy said the bridge might need to be entirely replaced — a process that could take three years and cost millions of dollars. The railroad whose tracks run below the bridge is responsible for its maintenance, but CSX and Amtrak are arguing over ...


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robbump
May 30, 2013
2:16 p.m.

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Put barriers up on the tracks, and I'll bet CSX/Amtrak will decide pretty fast whose responsibility is is, or how to share it.

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