Hawley says 7 canal bridges in line for major repairs in Orleans

Photo by Tom Rivers: Motorists use the Bates Road canal bridge this afternoon to cross the Erie Canal in Medina.

Posted 27 November 2017 at 8:16 pm

Press Release, State Assemblyman Steve Hawley

State Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R-Batavia) proudly announced today that seven single-lane bridges that cross the Erie Canal throughout Orleans County will be receiving major repairs.

Bridges in the towns of Murray, Albion, Gaines, Medina and Ridgeway will undergo concrete and steel truss repair as well as painting in some circumstances.

“I am pleased to announce that a number of bridges throughout Orleans County will be rehabilitated,” Hawley said. “These bridges were built around the turn of the 20th Century and have carried countless residents closer to their destinations, but no one should have to hold their breath crossing them. Routine maintenance and construction of local infrastructure is paramount to ensure our community is safe and functioning at its best, and that starts with secure and reliable bridges.”

A list of bridge repairs are as follows: Bennetts Corners Road, Telegraph Road and Transit Road in Murray; Densmore Road in Albion; Gaines Basin Road in the Town of Gaines; Bates Road in the Village of Medina and Marshall Road in the Town of Ridgeway.

Construction is anticipated to begin this coming summer and expected to be completed by the summer of 2020.

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