Long Island Rail Road commuters taking the Haven Avenue pedestrian overpass at the west end of the Port Washington station must choose a different route. The overpass is now closed for "safety reasons," officials said.
"The closure occurred after some concrete from the bridge fell onto the track area below," an LIRR spokesman said Tuesday. "An inspection then revealed extensive corrosion had occurred during the recent severe winter months and that the bridge is no longer safe for pedestrians."
This overpass cannot be repaired and will be closed indefinitely, he said.
"The LIRR anticipates demolishing the structure this summer," the spokesman said. "However, a second pedestrian overpass located closer to the Port Washington station building remains open. It has been fully inspected and is safe for pedestrian use."
The LIRR said it would consult with the community and local leaders on a "long-term solution."