Motorists riled as Roslyn viaduct wor...

Motorists riled as Roslyn viaduct work lags

There are 16 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 27, 2008, titled Motorists riled as Roslyn viaduct work lags. In it, Newsday reports that:

Blame it on the gantry. Construction at the heavily trafficked half-mile stretch of Northern Boulevard known as the Roslyn Viaduct, originally scheduled to be completed last spring, isn't close to the finish ...

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Due Diligence

Port Washington, NY

#1 Jul 27, 2008
It's only time and money...
living near by

Coram, NY

#3 Jul 27, 2008
bridge is not even half completed - once the north side is done they will start on the south side. In terms of accidents, I had 2 tires blown out and was rear-ended - neither was reported. It would be a great hazard to stop and wait for the police. I have to believe many people are avoiding it altogether. How much money is being paid to the local businesses and who is getting it - how come this information is not published......
Disgusted

Freeport, NY

#4 Jul 27, 2008
its never cheap and there are always excuses, but I don"t see anybody breaking a sweat
aine

Jupiter, FL

#5 Jul 27, 2008
it is not even a year since the major brigde collapse in mississippi and it is preparing for reopening...this is a MAJOR INTERSTATE!!!!!! ONE YEAR!!!!!!! do you think that a two million dollar penalty is bothering mr. tully...apparently not...i would love to know who has allowed tully to skate with an indefinite end date to this corruption..........
aine

Jupiter, FL

#6 Jul 27, 2008
a two million fine out of a 127 million dollar project...let's see if the two million comes out of tully's pocket shall we? or will it be tacked on at the end or hidden in paperwork! is there not a local journalist that has the nerve to take on tully??? or the county??? these questions need to be asked...it has taken too long...why?
walrus

Alexandria, VA

#7 Jul 28, 2008
aine wrote:
it is not even a year since the major brigde collapse in mississippi and it is preparing for reopening...this is a MAJOR INTERSTATE!!!!!! ONE YEAR!!!!!!! do you think that a two million dollar penalty is bothering mr. tully...apparently not...i would love to know who has allowed tully to skate with an indefinite end date to this corruption..........
It is NOT an Interstate. It is a New York State road (specifically, route 25A).
was a NYer

Asheville, NC

#8 Jul 28, 2008
Why is it such a surprise that it is taking far longer then they said it would?
Blamer

Kings Park, NY

#9 Jul 28, 2008
aine wrote:
it is not even a year since the major brigde collapse in mississippi and it is preparing for reopening...this is a MAJOR INTERSTATE!!!!!! ONE YEAR!!!!!!! do you think that a two million dollar penalty is bothering mr. tully...apparently not...i would love to know who has allowed tully to skate with an indefinite end date to this corruption..........
Did Tully every build a bridge, maybe not?
Anyhow, blame the government because they likely can pressure Tully if they really wanted to. And does anything finish timely and in budget limits in New York, ever????
Gabby

Haworth, NJ

#10 Aug 8, 2008
What nonsense, now way are 80 out of 174 precast concrete segments in place.The northern lane is less than 2/3 finished, and it hasn't prgrossed since last october. They will not be done one year from now, they will not be done two years from now. The problem is that NYS DOT's penalty is meager compared to the contract price. There was only one bidder and this job was over budget by 50 million. Where is the reporting??? This sounds like a brochure job.
its me

AOL

#11 Sep 24, 2008
my husband is working on this bridge, and the reason work is at a halt is because of the STATE engineers who obviously cant draw a straight line. The bridge and segments are being put up to the plans, and when the inspectors come and there is a problem, EACH time it is with the PLANS not the work itself. THe Bridge is being constructed as per a flawed design plan. That isnt tullys fault that is the engineers fault.
Bowie

Centereach, NY

#12 Nov 29, 2008
Why do we need a bridge that big to go over two feet of water any way?
More than disgusted

United States

#13 Feb 24, 2009
A 5000 ft precast segmental bridge should take about 14 month construction time to complete as has been done countless times in the past. This project is evidence that when a toxic mixture of the inadequate design, unqualified Contractor and inept Agency come together, significant delays, countless overunns and relentless traffic congestion result. When will the DOT learn that Projects of this magnitude should be let only to prequalified designers and contractors familiar with this type of construction? This project is a travesty and a disgrace to the consturction industry. It is projects like this that leave an indelible negative imprint in the minds of the public that the industry never fully recovers from. I feel sorry for the residents, businesses, and commuters of Rosalyn that have to endure this fiasco for an additional 2 years.
Unknown

Hollis, NY

#14 Mar 29, 2009
I work on the project and have a very realistic view of what is going on with the project. First off the bridge design is not at fault. The reason for this project being delayed is because of the in-experinced contractor (TUllY construction). I wish that the nonsense that the Tullys' have gotten away with on this project can be made public. Can someone find a news reporter brave enough to expose the corruption???
Working in PW

Port Washington, NY

#16 Jul 15, 2009
And today a huge section of the old bridge collapsed to the ground below, its amazing no one was killed!
Live Nearby

Franklin Lakes, NJ

#17 Jul 16, 2009
The Contractor, Tully Construction of Flushing, along with NAB ARE NOT EXPERIENCED BRIDGE BUILDERS. I cannot believe the state would allow them to do this project.
To make things worse, a segment fell yesterday. That segment weighed several tons, and could have killed a lot of people (like you or I driving by). The State should stop work on this job immediately and give Tully a long lesson in safety.
roslynbridge

Roslyn Heights, NY

#18 Jul 19, 2009
there are fare better bridge designs our there..are we wasting Albany's money on something that was intended to be demolished in a few year anyway? that old crumbling overpass that crosses over the Roslyn Village needs to be replaced soon..it's time is near. those concrete pillars are an eyesore passing under the structure you could see rust on the undercarriage. It would be nice to look over the fishing platform in Gerry Park and look out and see a sleek new suspension bridge with a boardwalk over the span. and bus shelters for taxis and buses for passengers.

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