Created: 12/12/2013 6:42 AM WHEC.com
New York state transportation officials say contractors have started the next phase of a project that will replace a bridge that's a vital link to one of the Southern Tier's largest private employers.
Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald says construction crews have started setting steel beams for the new Patterson Bridge over the Chemung River in Corning. The latest work comes less than three months after the old bridge was closed and demolished.
DOT says the nearly $20 million project is on schedule to be completed before Memorial Day 2014.
The new bridge that will carry Route 352 over the Chemung River will link up with Interstate 86 and will be a connector to Corning Inc.'s world headquarters and research and development facilities.