Work begins on removal of overpass

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A construction team began prep work on the Hull Street bridge Thursday.

CNJ staff

The top structure of the Hull Street overpass will come off on Tuesday, according to railroad officials.

Railroad workers started work Thursday to prepare the structure for the demolition, according to officials.

The city approved a contract with BNSF Railway in an Oct. 24 special meeting to remove the structure. The city will reimburse the railway the $500,000 for the demolition.

City officials closed the bridge indefinitely in July for safety reasons. A city engineer said the bridge was unsafe for the estimated 4,300 vehicles that use the bridge daily.