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Engineers put cost of new bridge at $1.83M

Apr 21, 2015 7:30 am
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="453"] Ferry St. Bridge, Hudson.
(Courtesy bridgehunter.com)[/caption]

John Mason is reporting in the Register Star an engineering report on Hudson's Ferry Street Bridge puts the full cost of its replacement at $1.83 million. If a higher bridge is needed, that estimate would increase to $2.14 million. The bridge extends over the railroad tracks from lower Front St. to the city waterfront. The report was submitted by Creighton Manning Engineering of Albany. Mayor William H. Hallenbeck Jr. ordered the 110-year-old bridge closed last year as a result its deteriorating condition, after the New York State Department of Transportation downgraded its rating. Creighton Manning recommended building a new superstructure, a new concrete seat and backwall, using the existing abutments. The new bridge would accommodate two lanes of vehicle traffic and include two, five-foot-wide sidewalks. The firm also called for closing the Broad Street at-grade crossing. According to the report, the crossing should be closed as a safety measure. City officials are studying how to fund the project. Read the full story in the Register Star.
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