Rehab nears for Newburgh-Beacon Bridge
BEACON, N.Y. – The $81 million deck replacement project on the eastbound span of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge will begin shortly with design of the project.
The New York State Bridge Authority Board has awarded a $1.3 million contract to Ammann and Whitney to design the project. That’s the same company that designed the Verrazano Bridge.
The eastbound Newburgh-Beacon structure, which was built in 1980, needs significant work, said John Bellucci, chief of staff of the authority.
The road surface will be removed to the steel and rebuilt. There will also be a number of other improvements made. “When we are done with this project, we believe the investment will get us at least another 40 years lifespan on the deck of the bridge,” he said.
Sometime in the future, the westbound span, built in 1963 and rehabilitated several years ago, will also undergo deck reconstruction.
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