Midtown bridge coming down
Work crews on Tuesday were dismantling the Greenkill Avenue bridge above Broadway in Midtown to make room for the replacement span that will be built there.
The demolition is expected to take about two weeks, and it then will take about a year to build the new bridge.
Broadway beneath the bridge is to remain open to traffic throughout the project, though intermittent lane closures are possible.
The project is being carried out by contractor Bette & Cring, which submitted a low bid of $2.08 million. New York state is expected to cover about 95 percent of the cost
The 86-foot-long bridge that’s being taken down was built in 1952 and had an average daily usage of about 4,000 vehicles in a study conducted three years ago. It’s being replaced due to deterioration deemed too serious to repair.
Detours for drivers who typically would use the bridge have been posted.
Heavy equipment is used to dismantle the Greenkill Avenue bridge in Midtown Kingston on Tuesday.