Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

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David Greene
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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby David Greene » September 4th, 2019, 6:22 pm

Can someone explain why the northern bridge over Louisiana had to be demoed? That's where the freight rail will go. Why do any of those bridges need to be touched? The platform is going to be quite a bit south of there.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby relux » September 5th, 2019, 7:36 am

David Greene wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Can someone explain why the northern bridge over Louisiana had to be demoed? That's where the freight rail will go. Why do any of those bridges need to be touched? The platform is going to be quite a bit south of there.
I don’t know the exact answer to this and have been wondering myself. Maybe it has to do with it needing to be wider or stronger? Or moved slightly?

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby David Greene » September 5th, 2019, 11:22 am

It's a relatively new bridge and it along with the southern bridge should provide plenty of width. AFAICT, it's being rebuilt in the exact same location.

If it's being rebuilt because TCWR didn't maintain it, then the project had better bill them.



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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Anondson » September 5th, 2019, 11:30 am

I wonder if it is being rebuilt to add greater distance between the freight rail and the bike trail.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby DanPatchToget » September 5th, 2019, 12:38 pm

Those bridges were built in the mid 1970s. I think CP owned the southern bridge as they inherited it from the Soo Line who inherited it from the Milwaukee Road.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby candycaneforestelf » September 6th, 2019, 9:14 am

Maybe it's being rebuilt for a higher clearance of the road? It could also be because there are funds for it and replacing it was a concession to get the rail company on board or back on board with the project.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby relux » September 10th, 2019, 10:42 am

I asked and was told the northern bridge is to be "re-aligned and rebuilt to city requirements" and will stay as the cedar lake trail. The freight rail re-alignment means the bridge to the south will also go. A new bridge will be built there and then to the south of that another bridge for the LRT.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby David Greene » September 11th, 2019, 6:48 pm

That makes no sense to me.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Oreos&Milk » September 11th, 2019, 8:10 pm

makes sense to me, rebuilt trail bridge likely stronger and new rail bridge and new lrt bridge.

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Re: Southwest LRT (Green Line Extension)

Postby Bakken2016 » December 5th, 2019, 10:26 am

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