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Chatterbox Spring 2023

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 1:05 PM

CSSHEGEWISCH

10'9" is a tight clearance on any number of subway lines.  Are there any alternative routes available that would allow the underpass to be closed?

There are alternate routes - it would take a good traffic analysis to determine if the existing thoroughfares would be able to handle the traffic.  Seventh North Street would likely take the brunt of the load.

Trucks have ample warning in both directions, before they actually enter the parkway.  Any driver who misses the signage isn't paying attention - as has been seen numerous times.  The driver of the "super bus" that struck the bridge several years ago had missed his turn (the transportation center is at 43.07687 -76.16952) and was trying to figure out how to get to said transportation center.  

The bridge is located here:  43.09059 -76.19367   

The Parkway is a popular route for commuters to and from the northwest suburbs of Syracuse, on the north side of Onondaga Lake.  I would opine that substantial opposition would emerge were it to be suggested by officials to close the route.

I've driven it a number of times.

The rail line is the CSX St. Lawrence Sub (CR Massena Secondary).  Among other things, it provides a rail connection for the Fort Drum army base and handles traffic out of Canada, including some intermodal.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 10:00 AM

10'9" is a tight clearance on any number of subway lines.  Are there any alternative routes available that would allow the underpass to be closed?

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by tree68 on Monday, March 20, 2023 5:09 PM

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Will say that 10'9" is mighty low clearance - with normal box trailers going at 13'6".

There are plenty of warning signs.  If a driver is paying attention and knows his/her vehicle, they'll never come close to the bridge.

Of course, all too often, they're watching their GPS...

It's probably been said here before - the road can't be lowered (it's built on an old canal bed as it is) and raising the bridge would be cost prohibitive.

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, March 20, 2023 5:05 PM

adkrr64
Barely a day into spring and the CSX bridge in Syracuse has gotten its second overheight vehicle.

"This year...."

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, March 20, 2023 4:34 PM

evening

Have seen a few of those vents below the Clinton St. viaduct from time to time.Wandered over to Indiana.The Ns yard was busy.Boss got her shopping done.Went up to Garrett and Csx was just as busy.Waiting for college boy to get home.We got supper on our way.

stay safe

Joe

Deshler Ohio-crossroads of the B&O Matt eats your fries.YUM! Clinton st viaduct undefeated against too tall trucks!!!(voted to be called the "Clinton St. can opener").

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, March 20, 2023 3:36 PM

adkrr64
Barely a day into spring and the CSX bridge in Syracuse has gotten its second overheight vehicle.

https://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/tractor-trailer-hits-railroad-bridge-on-onondaga-lake-parkway-westbound-lanes-closed/

Will say that 10'9" is mighty low clearance - with normal box trailers going at 13'6".

As I recall, my mini-motorhome was 9'8 when I bought it and 10'4" after I added the roof top AC unit.

 

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Posted by adkrr64 on Monday, March 20, 2023 3:11 PM

Barely a day into spring and the CSX bridge in Syracuse has gotten its second overheight vehicle.

https://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/tractor-trailer-hits-railroad-bridge-on-onondaga-lake-parkway-westbound-lanes-closed/

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, March 20, 2023 10:41 AM

My snowblower has been out several times this year.  Not that we got huge amounts of snow, but my driveway is 75' long.  Why shovel if a machine can do the work for me?  And some of it has been pretty dense, either because of drifting or just plain moisture content.

We aren't getting the snow we used to.

OTOH, the St Patty's Day parade just 15 miles south of me was cancelled due to snow (lake effect) while the sun shone brightly at my house.

Standing out in the +2°F windchill while collecting money for the chicken barbeque on Sunday wasn't much fun.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, March 20, 2023 10:08 AM

I can't say anything about affecting Ohio's weather, but I bought a replacement (slightly smaller) non-self-propelled snowthrower in 2021.  I used it only twice last winter and not at all this winter.  I only used the snow shovel twice this winter.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by NKP guy on Monday, March 20, 2023 7:47 AM

   You know how, when you wash your car, it rains right away on it?  Well, last winter, right after our 17" snowfall, I bought a huge new snowthrower.  The day I bought it was the last day it snowed.  This season I used it just twice; the last time on only 2" of snow.

   So I'm taking credit for this mild winter in Northeastern Ohio, and no snow last winter after I bought my snowthrower.  It was expensive "insurance", but worth it!  

   You're all welcome.  And Happy Spring!   Umbrella Wilted Flower

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, March 20, 2023 7:09 AM

Spring has sprung,

The grass is riz,

The leaves have come upon the triz,

I wonder where the flowers is.

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Chatterbox Spring 2023
Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, March 20, 2023 4:32 AM

Happy First day of Spring.

Yesterday we gave hugs.Seems Csx had a hiccup in Willard yesterday.We looked in the yard in Defiance.They have more cars to take to omni for scrap.We went to Fc and a couple gentlemen were moving a junk storage trailer.The rear axels were locked up and the tires were dry rotted.They got it moved.Today is officially the bosses B day.So where we are going is up to her.

stay safe

Joe

Deshler Ohio-crossroads of the B&O Matt eats your fries.YUM! Clinton st viaduct undefeated against too tall trucks!!!(voted to be called the "Clinton St. can opener").

 

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