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New Marsh Road Bridge stronger than ever

New Marsh Road Bridge stronger than ever

November 09, 2018 09:34 AM

The Bushnell’s Basin Bridge is back open to traffic after undergoing a $2.2 million renovation.

The 100-year-old bridge that carries Marsh Road over the Erie Canal in Perinton has a new flooring system, the approach has been re-aligned, and it got a new paint job. 

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“Rehabilitating our historic Erie Canal bridges is a critical component in ensuring the success of the local economy in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region,” said Acting Commissioner Karas. 

 The bridge has been closed since February for repairs. It previously had an 8-ton weight limit, preventing first responders from using it.  

Following the repairs, the bridge is now able to accommodate all legal loads. The project extended the life of the bridge for another 20 years.

The Marsh Road Bridge is used by more than 3,000 vehicles per day, connecting Bushnell’s Basin to the nearby communities in Pittsford and Victor.

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