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Friday, June 24, 2016

Hornell: Seneca Road bridge to open in a few months

BATH -- The Seneca Road Bridge, in the Village of North Hornell, is expected to be reopened to all traffic by the end of October, according to the Steuben County Public Works Department. The county’s $1.6 million extensive overhaul of the bridge, over Big Creek, in the Town of Hornellsville, began in March and is paid for entirely through federal (80 percent) and state (20 percent) funding, county Public Works officials said. Seneca Road, and the bridge, are among the most highly traveled thoroughfares in the Hornell area. County Public Works Chief Engineer Steve Catherman said galvanized steel beams were erected June 22 and the concrete deck should be poured by the end of July, weather permitting. Approach work is expected to be completed in August and September, Catherman said. The bridge also is an example of the shared municipal services so prevalent in Steuben. The local sponsor of the project, Steuben maintains the bridge, while the Village of North Hornell maintains the south approach to the bridge and the Town of Hornellsville maintains the north approach to the bridge.
 
Project consultant engineer for the design and construction inspection of the project is Bergmann Associates, of Rochester and the contractor is Ramsey Constructors of Lakeville.