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Dean Collins, Prof. O'Rourke collaborate with Columbia Engineering on L Train Tunnel project
CEE Professor Tom O’Rourke along with Dean Lance Collins were among the engineering experts brought in to re-engineer the L Train Tunnel project. Last month O’Rourke and Collins toured the L Train's Canarsie Tunnel with Governor Cuomo and along with experts from Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
On January 3, 2019, at a press conference O’Rourke, Collins and experts from Columbia recommended a series of “a series of innovative engineering methods to streamline the required repair work and limit the impact on L Train service.” Professor Tom O’Rourke said, “If I could, I'd like to emphasize what an extraordinary opportunity the rehabilitation of this tunnel presents…What we believe is that we have a design here using new technology, advancing new technology, particularly with the fiber optics and the combination with the light arc, to be able to monitor in great detail the structural condition of the tunnel over time.”
Photos provided by the Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Press Office.
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