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Ocean Avenue Bridge over LIRR & NYAR

The NYC Department of Transportation Division of Bridges began the rehabilitation of the Ocean Avenue Bridge over the Long Island Rail Road, between Avenue H & Avenue I, on August 5, 2013. Work was suspended between July 2014-July 2015. Work resumed on July 13, 2015 and is expected to be completed by Winter 2016.

Date of Completion: Winter 2016

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Component Rehabilitation of Ocean Avenue Bridge over LIRR/NYAR (CLICK LINK to view DOT Flyer)

Scope of work: The scope of work includes the demolition of a building under the bridge; removal of concrete parapets, concrete sidewalk, curb and adjacent deck slab concrete encased steel stringers and utilities at both sides of the bridge; installation of new steel stringers, new
concrete deck, sidewalk, curb, railing and fence; repair of concrete spall underdeck and resurfacing of the existing asphalt pavement.

Maintenance and Protection of Traffic: The contractor will work on only one side of the bridge at a time. On the side under construction, traffic will be reduced to one 11-foot travel lane with a 5-foot protected pedestrian walkway. The opposite side will remain two lanes with one moving lane, the parking lane and the sidewalk. The scheduled completion date is the spring of 2014.

Work hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Questions regarding this project may be directed to Joannene Kidder at 212-839-6304 or For all NYC non-emergency services, including inquiries regarding NYCDOT construction projects, dial 311. Be prepared to give: your name, borough, the project number (HBCR99B) and a return phone number.

Regarding: Temporary Project Suspension (July 2014-July 2015.)
DOT / July 2014: The construction activities at the Ocean Avenue bridge project were suspended due to additional unforeseen field conditions which were discovered recently by the survey team. The information provided to the engineer during their design phase from the archived original plans circa 1900, does not match the dimensions at the bridge. Therefore, the Engineer needs to redesign the bridge’s structural deck.  The estimated completion date was January 2015, however has changed due to Con Edison’s transferring of power between temporary conduits. The current completion date is now estimated for December 2015.