Repairs begin on Amtrak bridge damaged in Hurricane Sandy

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NEW YORK — The Spuyten Duyvil Bridge between Manhattan and the Bronx was taken out of service this week for repairs, six years after it was damaged during Hurricane Sandy. 

News 12 reports that the swing bridge, which usually carries dozens of Amtrak trains a day, was taken out of service and has been moved by one of the world’s largest floating cranes to an off-site location for repairs. The bridge has suffered from corrosion-related issues ever since the 2012 hurricane. Amtrak officials say the repairs should be done by late summer.

"The upgrades will provide a smoother ride, and less slowing down because the infrastructure is going to be improved," Amtrak spokesperson Jason Abrams says.

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