Wreck Lead Bridge

Wreck Lead Bridge (Long Island, NY)

Type: Rolling Lift Bascule
Location: Long Island, NY
Owner:
 Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)


Based on the findings of a detailed mechanical and electrical inspection, SBE personnel provided the design for mechanical and electrical upgrades and replacements for this rolling lift bascule railroad bridge on Long Island.

The provided design included modification of the span balance, replacement of the air buffers, replacement brakes to reduce the risk to the remaining machinery from the excess capacity of the existing brakes, replacement of drive couplings, repairs to the span drive reducer, replacement of the machinery supports, refurbishment of the generator, and the replacement of motor control equipment,

SBE provided construction services to ensure that contract requirements were met and to ensure that the project was completed on time. These services included shop drawing review, site inspections, progress meetings, RFI correspondence, witnessing all factory and field testing, acceptance testing of the completed installation and assisting LIRR with contract closeout.