Closed bridge invites the wild

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 August 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Nature is on the move at the closed Brown Street bridge in Albion. Woodchucks hang out on the approaches to the bridge and weeds have sprouted up through the pavement.

The bridge was closed on July 18, 2012 by the state Department of Transportation after an inspection showed serious deterioration of major elements of the steel truss floor system.

There is no timetable for repairing the bridge over the Erie Canal.

This photo is on the north side of the bridge, looking south.

This photo is closer to the bridge, looking north towards the former St. Mary’s Catholic Church.