The City of Newburgh has begun work to replace the Lake Street bridge, which is the main route connecting Route 32 in New Windsor to the City of Newburgh.
The bridge was closed in 2014 after structural problems were found. A temporary bridge has been in place since 2015.
Steel bridge liners have arrived at the project site and construction crews are working to unload them. The liner sections will be used to construct a new metal arch culvert within the existing failed metal arch culvert. The City of Newburgh government attributed the project’s delay to supply chain disruptions in obtaining these new tunnel liners.
Crews have also installed temporary cofferdams to allow the existing bridge footings to be de-watered. This will facilitate the installation of the new steel bridge liner sections.
Work to rehabilitate the bridge is expected to continue during the next few months. Motorists are urged to use caution while driving through this area as crews will be crossing the roadway and working close to traffic.
The bridge rehabilitation has been funded through grants from the New York State Department of Transportation as well as the Federal Earmark stimulus funding.