Bridge Issue Halts Amtrak Service

Train service is being held at Maskwonicut Street because of a bridge issue Wednesday night.

A Mass. Transit Alert has been issued because Amtrak service is held at a Maskwonicut Street bridge until the MBTA can inspect a bridge, because of an electrical issue. Amtrak representatives are also reportedly on the scene Wednesday night.

"It appears as though there were arcing wires from the Amtrak train that caused some damage to the bridge," Sharon Police Lieutenent John Ford said. "The bridge is closed. We have some Amtrak workers that are going to come out and are going to work with our DPW probably tomorrow morning to take a look at it."

Update: The bridge was still closed as of 10 p.m. Wednesday night.

Mike W February 21, 2013 at 05:25 AM
You misspelled Amtrak throughout the article
Serves You Right February 21, 2013 at 01:42 PM
Ok..so lets get this straight...The Bridge is closed to Vehicles from above...the Amtrak trains aren't running due to an electrical problem...but the commuter rail is not effected atol and can go under the bridge motor vehicles can't cross over because of the potential damage to the bridge????
Mindi February 28, 2013 at 05:56 PM
Any word on when this will be fixed? This going all the way around town is getting old very fast!
Matt Perkins (Editor) February 28, 2013 at 08:44 PM
Sharon Police said today it was still closed but we are looking into more info and will provide updates as soon as we get them!
Suzy March 01, 2013 at 01:53 AM
Too bad mindi. Residents on the street are happy without the traffic!
Serves You Right March 01, 2013 at 02:54 AM
@ Mindi.....what do you mean go all the way around? Just use Canton Street outbound and Richards Ave inbound...adds 5 min to your trip......which would suck in an emergency!!
Serves You Right March 01, 2013 at 02:54 AM
Wow..wicked Selfish there suzy...very unsharonlike....bet you'd feel differently if you needed an ambulance quickly and it has to take 5 more min to get there!!


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