Some New York State bridges are about to get the love that they need according to New York State Governor Kathy Hochul.

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Earlier this month (July 2023), Governor Hochul released a statement of an award of over $516 million is enhanced assistance for 141 local governments to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts.

The funding is being provided through the State's BRIDGE NY initiative. This program helps local governments across New York State harden their existing infrastructure while boosting the resiliency of bridges and culverts in the state.

According to the Governor's statement, BRIDGE NY "supports projects that combat climate change by reducing the risk of flooding, improves the resiliency of structures, facilitates regional economic competitiveness and prioritizes projects that benefit environmental justice communities."

New York State is making historic investments to modernize our infrastructure and we are committed to working with our partners in local government to help ensure that their bridges and culverts are ready to meet the challenges of global climate change. The BRIDGE NY program provides essential funding directly to local governments to enhance the safety, resiliency, sustainability and reliability of local infrastructure, allowing more than 140 bridges to better withstand extreme weather events and keep New Yorkers safe. - New York State Governor Kathy Hochul

 Over $716 million has previously been awarded to local governments this initiative. so, will any bridges and/or culverts in Broome, Tioga, Chenango and Delaware Counties be a part of BRIDGE NY? Here's what the release shows:

Broome County

  • $1.401 million for the superstructure replacement of the Sherman Creek Road bridge over Sherman Creek.
  • $1.766 million to the Town of Barker for the rehabilitation of the Barker Hill Road bridge over the Tioughnioga River.
  • $2.84 million to the Town of Vestal for the replacement of the Owego Road bridge over Tracy Creek.
  • $1.248 million for the replacement of the Old Route 17 culvert carrying the tributary to Fly Creek.

Chenango County

  • $2.783 million for the replacement of the Blanding Road bridge over the Chenango River.
  • $1.5 million for the replacement of the Route 10 culvert carrying the tributary to Genegantslet Creek.
  • $1.123 million to the Town of Sherburne for the replacement of the Granville Hill Road culvert carrying the tributary to Handsome Brook.Four

Tioga County

  • $1.578 million to replace the decking on the East Spencer Road bridge over Dean Creek.
  • $1.522 million to the Town of Tioga for the replacement of the Diamond Valley Road bridge over Neiger Hollow Creek.
  • $1.175 million to the Town of Owego for the replacement of the Foster Valley Road culvert carrying the tributary to Little Nanticoke Creek.
  • $1.341 million to the Town of Spencer for the replacement of the Washburn Road culvert carrying the tributary to Seelytown Creek.

Delaware County

  • $5.3 million for the replacement of the Route 206 bridge over Spring Brook.
  • $1.1 million to the Village of Stamford for the replacement of the River Street culvert carrying the tributary to the West Branch Delaware River.

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