ALBION — A $10.7 million project to rehabilitate seven historic single-lane bridges across the Erie Canal in Orleans County has been completed.
The state Department of Transportation replaced the steel flooring and raised the legal weight limit on all seven 100-year old truss bridges in the towns of Murray, Albion, Gaines, Ridgeway and the Village of Medina. The work allows farm equipment, trucks, and other commercial vehicles to safely pass while simultaneously improving the flow of both people and commerce throughout the region.
Construction on the project began in December 2018.
The work included repairs to the structures and installation of high-strength galvanized steel to replace steel flooring systems and truss elements of the bridges. Each bridge also received a fresh coat of paint.
Work took place at the following locations:
n Bennetts Corners Road, between Route 31 and Gulf Road, in the Town of Murray.
n Telegraph Road, between Route 237 and Groth Road, in the Town of Murray.
n Transit Road, between Route 31 and West Brockville Road, in the Town of Murray.
n Densmore Road, north of Route 31, in the Town of Albion.
n Gaines Basin Road, between Albion Eagle Harbor Road and West Bacon Road, north of the Albion Correctional Facility, in the Town of Gaines.
n Bates Road, between Telegraph Road and Portage Road, in the Village of Medina.
n Marshall Road, between Route 31 and School Road, in the Town of Ridgeway.