Calls for MTA to survey 7 train viaduct

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After concrete fell from the 7 train viaduct on 41st Street and Queens Boulevard last week, a local elected official wants the MTA to survey and review the needs of the overpass.

Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan fired off a letter to MTA Chairman Joe Lhota and said while no one was injured, the incident was a “cause for great concern.”

She wrote that the structure was rebuilt in the early 1990s.

“Our community had been repeatedly assured that the structure would last over 40 years,” Nolan said. “This failure, after only a few decades, is shocking.”

“There are other signs of disrepair on the 7 line, including leaking platform roof rain gutters and buckling treads at the station stairs.”

 

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