7 canal bridges getting repaired will be painted black

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 October 2019 at 11:12 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

HOLLEY – The canal bridge on Bennetts Corners Road in Holley was repainted from green to black as part of the bridge’s recent upgrades.

The state Department of Transportation is spending $10.7 million on the seven bridges in Orleans County. All of them will be repainted to black.

The DOT has a contractor currently working on Telegraph Road in the Town of Murray, Transit Road in the Town of Murray, and Densmore Road in the Town of Albion.

The DOT will also work on three more bridges – Gaines Basin Road in the Town of Gaines, Bates Road in the Village of Medina, and Marshall Road in the Town of Ridgeway.

Here is how the bridge on Bennetts Corners Road in Murray looked last December before it was painted black.

Besides the new paint color, the work on the seven bridges includes installing high-strength galvanized steel to replace steel floor systems, low chords, gusset plates, and truss elements. Bridge railing and guide rail on the bridge approaches also will be improved.

The  seven single-lane truss bridges were constructed between 1909 and 1914.

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