With the word "infrastructure" on everybody's minds, it is comforting to see several area projects finally becoming active.  These include street repairs in our tri-county communities, New York State highways being maintained (such as Interstate 88), culvert work in our area villages, and more.  One local bridge is also now being worked on.

A major bridge which crosses the Susquehanna River is now closed until further notice for rehabilitation and repairs.  The Rt. 357 bridge (known locally as the "Long River Inn Bridge") will involve construction in two counties, Delaware and Otsego, and two towns, Sidney and Unadilla.  The village of Unadilla has one other exit to it off I-88 and it will remain open.

The construction project, which has long been in the works and delayed for a week, began on Monday July 19.  There is no date suggested for the completion of the work.

Some of the specifics involved in the rehabilitation project, according to construction journal.com, include concrete reinforcing, structural steel framing, thermal and moisture protection, expansion control, high performance coatings, erosion and sediment control, exterior improvements  and more.  This is one of two bridges over the Susquehanna which lead to the center of the village.

The cost estimate for completion of this bridge project is $1,100,000.

Watch this page for any information about when the bridge will officially re-open.

We urge everyone to use caution at the Rt. 7 bridge entrance where many construction vehicles are located.  Detour signs have been posted on I-88.

For construction project specifics CLICK HERE.

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