Excavators quickly demo N.Y. bridge over Erie Canal

Updated Sep 23, 2019
Screenshot from news video.Screenshot from news video.

At 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night, Sept. 5, the New York Department of Transportation (NYDOT) demolished the Higginsville Road bridge that spans the Erie Canal in Verona, N.Y., CNY Central reports. The bridge has been closed since 2008 due to “an imminent bridge collapse.”

The NYDOT plans a $4.9 million project to replace the existing single-lane structure, which was built in 1908. The new bridge will have two travel lanes, as well as a 5-foot shoulder on both sides.

The bridge project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

View a video of the bridge’s demolition below.