Crews fix failing joint on I-290 bridge

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Emergency repairs were made to the I-290 eastbound bridge over Parker Boulevard on Sunday. At the end of last week, a failing joint caused pieces of concrete-like filler to fall near a sidewalk below.

Crews replaced the entire bridge joint on Sunday, according to spokesperson Susan Surdej, of the New York State Department of Transportation. Workers were out early Sunday morning and there all day.

There will be a $4 million rehab of the I-290 East and I-290 West bridges in 2016. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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