Medina Lift Bridge scheduled for nearly 3-week closure

Posted 15 June 2017 at 11:56 pm

File photo by Tom Rivers: The lift bridge in medina is pictured in the background of this photo that shows The Big Apple, a sculpture by Richard Bannister.

Press Release, NYS Canal Corporation

MEDINA—The New York State Canal Corporation announced today the Medina lift bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic from July 10-28.

The Canal Corporation is scheduled to make repairs and do maintenance on the bridge lifting system.

The pedestrian walkways will remain open during these repairs, except for a brief time after the bridge is first placed in the raised position. The pedestrian walkways will not be handicap accessible during the scheduled work period.

During the Medina project, a signed detour for vehicles will be posted utilizing Route 31E (West Center Street and State Street), North Main Street and Route 104 (Ridge Road).

Motorists using the detour routes are encouraged to plan their trips accordingly and leave extra time for travel. In addition, travelers should always remain alert and aware of their surroundings. This work will not affect navigation on the Canal System or the Canalway Trail.