80th vulnerable bridge replaced in N.Y.–20 more to go
Don McLoud | November 7, 2017

The 1980 Olympic ski jumps form an eye-catching backdrop for the new bridge on Route 73 south of Lake Placid, New York. The bridge is one of 80 replaced so far as part of the state’s Empire Bridge Program. Photo by NYSDOT

The New York State Department of Transportation has completed 80 of 100 bridges set to be replaced throughout the state as part of the $542 million Empire Bridge Program.

The other 20 bridges are under construction, NYSDOT reports.

“Across New York, we are investing in transportation infrastructure, making vulnerable and aging bridges stronger and more resilient against severe weather,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “This milestone makes our transportation network in every corner of this state safer and more reliable for New Yorkers and more durable against anything Mother Nature throws our way.”

The Route 28 bridge over Multanner Creek in Fairfield, New York, was the 80th project to be completed, the NYSDOT reports. Some minor work remains on the $1.5 million bridge replacement, which began in May. The new bridge allows more water to flow under the bridge to prevent flooding, and it has pedestrian walkways.

To see a list of the Empire Bridge Program projects, click here.

 

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