Mid­town bridge com­ing down

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - WEATHER - Free­man staff

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.

TANIA BARRICKLO — DAILY FREE­MAN

Heavy equip­ment is used to dis­man­tle the Greenkill Av­enue bridge in Mid­town Kingston on Tues­day.

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