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Albion Main Street bridge reopens

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 April 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – The lift bridge on Main Street in Albion reopened Wednesday afternoon after being closed since March 25.

The state Department of Transportation hired L.C. Whitford in Wellsville to repair the cover plates on the bottom of the Main Street lift bridge. Besides working on the cover plates, L.C. Whitford fixed the floor beams and replaced some of the stringers on the bridge.

DOT inspectors will be out soon to check the bridge to see if the posted weight limit can be raised from the current 19 tons.

The bridge was originally built in 1911 and is one of 16 lift bridges on the canal, with seven of those in Orleans County.