NEW REPORT EVALUATES SYRACUSE 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 the Syracuse area
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
PLEASE NOTE UPDATED LOCATION
7485 Henry Clay Blvd
(At Buckley Road and Vine Street)
Liverpool, NY 13088-3545
A significant number of bridges statewide and in the Syracuse 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 Wednesday to highlight the findings of the report and discuss possible solutions.
The report, Preserving Syracuse Bridges: The Condition and Funding Needs of Syracuse’s Aging Bridge System, examines local bridge conditions. The report includes lists of bridges in the Syracuse area with the lowest average rating for the deck, substructure and superstructure, and of the most heavily traveled poor/structurally deficient bridges in the area.
A companion statewide report includes bridge conditions and lists of bridges in need of repair or replacement in the Capital Region, Binghamton, Buffalo-Niagara Falls, Hudson Valley, Long Island, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica.
Kevin Rooney, P.E., Superintendent of Public Works, Wayne County
Elizabeth Carey, Director of Public Relations & Corporate Communications, AAA Western & Central New York
Rocky Moretti, Director of Research & Policy, TRIP
Rocky Moretti (TRIP) 202-262-0714 (cell)
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP) 703-801-9212 (cell)