News Release

 

For More Information:

William R. Steinhaus, Dutchess County Executive
Telephone:  (845) 486-2000
, FAX: (845) 486-2021,
countyexec@co.dutchess.ny.us

 

April 5, 2002

 

COUNTY EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCES REPLACEMENT
OF COUNTY BRIDGE IN THE TOWN OF RED HOOK

Poughkeepsie….Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus announced the upcoming replacement of a County bridge in the Town of Red Hook at Swamp Road (CR80) spanning over Stony Brook.

The existing bridge, built in 1937, has been inspected by New York State and categorized as structurally deficient by New York State Inspection.  Dutchess County Department of Public Works Engineering Division has prepared the plans/specifications and contract documents, which was advertised to receive bids from contractors.  A. Colarusso & Sons, Co. was the lowest responsible bidder among the nine bidders with a bid amount of $468,604, which is to be funded from existing County bridge bond funds. 

Work will include removal of the existing three span open and steel deck structure and constructing a single 67’ long span with prestressed box beam superstructure capped with concrete deck.  The new bridge deck will have two travel lanes as well as shoulders producing a total width of nearly 32’ versus the 23’ existing bridge width.  Increased span length of the new structure will also provide a larger waterway opening. 

The construction work is tentatively scheduled to start April 22, 2002, and continue through the end of June, 2002, weather permitting. 

The road will be closed at the bridge location and a designated detour road will be posted for motorists.

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