Cracks Under Hudson Valley Railroad Bridge Has Residents on Alert
It seems like an accident waiting to happen.
According to the Daily Freeman, major cracks have appeared in a stone support beneath the railroad bridge above West O’Reilly Street in Kingston. The bridge is used by CSX and is near a bunch of apartments, the Twaalfskill golf course and the Mary’s Avenue Campus of HealthAllaince Hospital.
The large cracks have residents on high alert. They are all concerned about the potential for an oil train disaster as CSX moves millions of gallons of crude oil along the rail line that travels throughout Ulster County.
Kingston Alderman Brad Will told the Freeman about the risks of transporting crude oil and that the West O’Reilly Street bridge has “severely crumbling concrete.”
Although CSX has deemed all of the Ulster County bridges safe, Will said that inspection reports indicated the rail company identified defects along portions of the track.
There was no comment from CSX.