Demo Project at Old IBM Endicott Site Reveals Walkway “Skeleton”
Demolition crews are making steady progress on a project to remove an unused pedestrian bridge over a busy Endicott street.
The exterior concrete on the span at the former IBM Endicott manufacturing complex was taken down over the last several days. That exposed the long sections of metal inside the old walkway.
Workers using torches cut up the metal portions of the bridge on Thursday so they could be loaded on trailers to be hauled away.
The walkway connected IBM buildings on either side of McKinley Avenue. Five buildings to the east of McKinley have been unused for several years.
In recent years, the pedestrian bridge has frequently been struck by too-tall trucks despite warning signs calling attention to the low clearance.
A Seneca County company, L.M. Sessler Excavating & Wrecking of Seneca County, is removing the old walkway.
The 130-acre site in Endicott and Endwell that had been used by IBM for decades now is called Huron Campus.
IBM sold the 29-building complex to a local group which created Huron Real Estate Associates in 2002. The property was acquired in September 2021 by Phoenix Investors of Milwaukee.
The vacant buildings east of McKinley Avenue are expected to be torn down to clear the site for possible future development.