A new bridge carrying State Route 328 over Seeley Creek in the town of Southport, in Chemung County is now open.
The bridge carries an average of 72-HUNDRED motorists each day, and with the Webbs Mills Volunteer Fire Department located near it, the 5.3 million dollar reconstruction project ensures access to critical emergency services for the community.
Bridge replacement work began in late 2016 and continued through much of the winter to ensure completion of the bridge’s substructures prior to spring high water and fish spawning season. In the spring and summer the structural steel and concrete deck were placed on the 350-foot long bridge.
Four thousand feet of new roadway was built to connect the new bridge location into the existing highway alignment.
Senator Tom O’Mara, Vice Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, said, “I’m extremely pleased that the state remains focused on completing critical road and bridge projects across New York State, including the completion of this important new bridge in Chemung County.
It’s a critical upgrade that enhances local motorist safety, economic development, and, importantly, the ability of local first responders to effectively address community safety. We appreciate the Department of Transportation’s ongoing commitment to local infrastructure.”