Construction crews have been busy at the Flatbush Avenue bridge site since our September update. It was an overcast day to visit, but we can still see noticeable progress.
The first picture is from about the same point as last time – looking west from Newfield Avenue over the train tracks and into West Hartford. You can no longer see straight through the site. Bridge supports are up near the tracks, and even more steel is being put into the ground to support the bridge approach in the foreground of the picture.
The second picture was taken from Flatbush Avenue just east of the New Park Avenue intersection (on the other side of the railroad tracks). This vantage point gives a much better view of the progress on the supports. The near one is up, and another a little closer to the tracks is enclosed in plastic.
The project is slowly taking shape, and it will be interesting to see how the intersections on either side of the bridge change when it’s all done. At this point it looks like the bridge is lined up to send cars straight into the restaurant on the corner of Flatbush and Newfield.