Harlem Road bridge over Buffalo River to be replaced

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Harlem Road bridge over the Buffalo River will be replaced in a $10.4 million project announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

As part of a statewide project to replace flood-prone bridges, the new bridge will also be upgraded.

Work on the bridge, which is located in both Cheektowaga and West Seneca, is scheduled for completion in December 2018.

“Our transportation infrastructure is the literal backbone of New York’s growth and success, so we must ensure maximum resilience for our bridges to withstand both extreme weather conditions and regular use,” Cuomo said. “This project will improve safety and mobility on the road and strengthen the transportation system in Western New York.”

The original bridge was built in 1911. The new one will be built to “prevent future scour and flooding.” It will have one bridge pier in the water instead of four, like the current one.

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