VIDEO: Excavators quickly demo N.Y. bridge over Erie Canal | Dump Truck Company
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At 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night, Sept. 5, the New York Department of Transportation (NYDOT) demolished the Higginsville Road bridge that spans the Erie Canal in Verona, N.Y.
, CNY Central reports. The bridge has been closed since 2008 due to “an imminent bridge collapse.”
The NYDOT plans a $4.9 million project to replace the existing single-lane structure, which was built in 1908. The new bridge will have two travel lanes, as well as a 5-foot shoulder on both sides.
The bridge project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
View a video of the bridge’s demolition below.