Ever wondered what it’s like to deconstruct and rebuild a 93-year-old tunnel? Well, wonder no longer, and instead watch the latest from MTA videographer J.P. Chan. The tunnel, as you will recall, was completely flooded during Superstorm Sandy, and the MTA has taken it out of service for 14 months to rebuild the Brooklyn-Manhattan link.
Chan’s video is our first glimpse at the work in progress. Currently, crews are going through the to-do list of the first which encompasses repairs to all right-of-way components including significant work to tracks, tunnel lighting, circuit breaker houses, power substations, pump rooms, fan plant, power cable and ducts. The second contract will involve a rebuild of the signal system.
Anyway, take a look at the footage. It’s certainly a mess down there as the fixing and fortifying continues. (And in case you’ve forgotten, here’s a video of Montague prior to the start of construction.)