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Transit Road and Telegraph Road canal bridges in Murray to close for repairs

Staff Reports Posted 2 August 2019 at 4:12 pm

MURRAY – The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that the bridges carrying Transit Road and Telegraph Road over the Erie Canal in the town of Murray, Orleans County, are scheduled to close to vehicular traffic on Monday as part of a previously announced project to rehabilitate seven Erie Canal bridges throughout Orleans County.

Transit Road over the Erie Canal is expected to close for approximately six months. Telegraph Road over the Erie Canal is expected to close for approximately ten months. Detours will be posted at each location directing motorists to nearby canal bridges.

The state is spending $10.7 million on the seven bridges in the county. The DOT said the work on these bridges will include 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 each bridge will be repainted. The alignments and profiles of the bridges will not change.

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

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