NEW REPORT EVALUATES BUFFALO-NIAGARA FALLS AREA BRIDGE CONDITIONS AND IDENTIFIES LOCAL BRIDGES IN NEED OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
Local speakers join national research group in review of bridge conditions in Buffalo-Niagara Falls area
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. EDT
Buffalo Niagara Partnership
257 W. Genesee St.
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A significant number of bridges statewide and in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area are rated in poor/structurally deficient or fair condition, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC. Bridges that are rated poor/structurally deficient have significant deterioration to the major components of the bridge. Local speakers will join TRIP on Tuesday to highlight the findings of the report and discuss possible solutions.
The report, Preserving Buffalo-Niagara Falls Bridges: The Condition and Funding Needs of Buffalo-Niagara Falls Aging Bridge System, examines local bridge conditions. The report includes lists of bridges in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls areas with the lowest average rating for the deck, substructure and superstructure, and of the most heavily traveled poor/structurally deficient bridges in the area.
Grant Loomis, Vice President of Government Affairs, Buffalo Niagara Partnership
William Geary, Commissioner of Public Works, Erie County
Elizabeth Carey, Director of Public Relations & Corporate Communications, AAA Western & Central New York
Carley Hill, Chairwoman, FAIR Committee of Western New York
Rocky Moretti, Director of Policy & Research, TRIP
Rocky Moretti (TRIP) 202-262-0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP) 703-801-9212 (cell)