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Gaines Basin Road canal bridge will close for major repairs

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 March 2020 at 10:07 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: The Erie Canal is pictured on Dec. 8, 2017 in Albion with the Gaines Basin Road bridge in the background. This bridge will close on March 23 for six months for rehabilitation.

ALBION – The Gaines Basin Road canal bridge will close on March 23 for six months of rehabilitation. It is one of seven canal bridges to be upgraded as part of a $10.7 million initiative by the state Department of Transportation.

Crane Hogan Structural Systems in Spencerport is the contractor on the job. Crane Hogan will be 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 and the bridge will be repainted to black. The alignments and profiles of the bridges will not change.

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

The bridges in the $10.7 million project include Bennetts Corners Road in the Town of Murray, Telegraph Road in the Town of Murray, Transit Road in the Town of Murray, Densmore Road in the Town of Albion, Gaines Basin Road in the Town of Gaines, Bates Road in the Village of Medina, and Marshall Road in the Town of Ridgeway.

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