Canal bridge in Albion closes after hit by vehicle this morning

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 August 2022 at 11:13 am

Provided photo: A pickup truck was headed north when it hit the Main Street lift bridge this morning.

ALBION – The Main Street lift bridge in Albion is closed to traffic until the span from 1914 can be inspected.

The bridge was hit by a pickup truck at about 8:30 a.m.

The state Department of Transportation tweeted this afternoon: “After an incident earlier today, the bridge carrying State Route 98 over the Erie Canal in Albion is closed until further notice. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route.”

The bridge is due to be closed on Oct. 17 for about 18 months for a major rehabilitation.