Densmore Road canal bridge reopens to traffic

Posted 15 October 2019 at 4:16 pm

Photo courtesy of NYS Department of Transportation: The canal bridge on Densmore Road has reopened following repairs.

Press Release, NYS Department of Transportation

ALBION – The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that the bridge carrying Densmore Road over the Erie Canal in Albion re-opened following a six-month closure as part of an ongoing $11 million project to rehabilitate seven Erie Canal Truss Bridges across Orleans County.

Repairs included replacing the flooring system, low chords, gusset plates and truss members with high-strength galvanized steel to raise the legal weigh limit on the bridge and provide continued safe access for residents, local farms and businesses in the area.

The bridge carrying Densmore Road over the Erie Canal was the second in a series of seven canal bridges to close for repair as part of this project. The DOT has also reopened the Bennetts Corners Road bridge in Murray after repairs.

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