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Bingham Mills Road bridge repairs on hold

Mar 12, 2012 2:02 pm
John Mason reports in the Register Star the Bingham Mills Road Bridge will not be replaced any time soon, according to Columbia County Engineering Director Dean Knox. The bridge was the focus of a recent Clermont Town Board meeting. The single lane bridge crosses the Roeliff Jansen Kill where Bingham Mills Road meets Mill Road on the Clermont/Livingston border. The span was closed in mid-July after it was red-flagged by the state Department of Transportation. The bridge carries 400 cars a day, Knox said. As a result of the bridge closure, Bingham Mills Road and Mill Road now dead-end. In a report released in January, Ryan-Biggs Associates estimated the cost of bridge repairs at $560,000 to $670,000. Knox said the bridge's ultimate fate will be determined by the county Board of Supervisors. Read the full story in the Register Star.